Lisbie out to give Norwich a spanking

Ipswich striker Kevin Lisbie wants to give Norwich City - the club where he was once on loan - a “good spanking” in Sunday's East Anglian derby.

Ipswich striker Kevin Lisbie wants to give Norwich City - the club where he was once on loan - a “good spanking” in Sunday's East Anglian derby.

Lisbie, whose six appearances for the Canaries in 2005-06 included a 1-0 Championship victory at Portman Road, is hoping Town can make up for some pretty dismal home performances this season by beating their rivals.

Ipswich have managed just one home league win this calendar year and were beaten 3-1 by Doncaster on Saturday, before restoring morale with a 1-1 draw at Bristol City on Monday thanks to a stoppage-time penalty by Giovani dos Santos.

The 30-year-old Lisbie insists the players want to make amends for their poor home run.


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He said: “The performance and result sets it up for Sunday. I'm looking forward to the Norwich game which will be a good game to win after this.

“Our fans will love it if we give them a good spanking.”

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Lisbie feels Town fans at Portman Road have not seen the best of them.

Lisbie said: “We have to be consistent. Last season our home form was good but the gaffer saw we couldn't win away and brought in some players to help that.

“Hopefully we can be consistent. Our home form has slipped but that is our bread and butter and we need to improve that.

“Playing Norwich now is a great game to play in and we can repay the fans by giving them a spanking.”

The former Charlton and Colchester striker accepts that a below-par showing, like the one at Carrow Road earlier in the season, will not be tolerated by fans who have already called for the manager's head.

Lisbie said: “It is important that we show passion and desire because the fans won't accept anything less.

“They won't want us just going through the motions. They will want to see passion, they certainly won't want to see what happened on Saturday and I can't blame then really.”

Although keen to do well against City, Lisbie would like to see them survive.

He said: “I played there and don't want to see them relegated but I'm an Ipswich player now and want to win so if that happens then tough luck.

“We are professional and will do our job. We want the three points and see what happens after that.”

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