New Striker on loan to the Rams

Last updated : 23 February 2006 By Rams Mad Editor
Speedy Striker
Kevin Lisbie
Derby County have signed another striker in their search for goals this season and to help their relegation plight.

Kevin Lisbie has signed on loan for an initial month from Charlton Athletic. The 28 year-old is being brought in an effort to save the Rams from dropping into the relegation places. The Derby side is currently just six points above 22nd and 23rd places.

Lisbie, a Jamaican International, is described as a striker with pace, which is something the Rams have lacked in recent times and could make a vital difference to the relegation battle.

The Charlton Striker has found it difficult to get regular first team action at the Valley after suffering a worrying medical scare in May of last year. Lisbie was admitted to hospital suffering a Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Luckily this is a non-malignant tumour that grew between Kevin's nose and throat.
The operation to remove it wasa a success but left him on a ventilator immediately after the operation. The ventilator was taken off two days later and Kevin has recovered well.

We wish Kevin a happy and healthy future especially in the month he is at Pride Park and with fingers crossed we will see him putting the ball in the net to easy the preasure on new Rams caretaker boss, Terry Westley.