Welling United are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Kyrell Lisbie on a deal until the end of the season following a successful trial with the club. 

The 19-year-old spent time as a youngster with Leyton Orient’s academy and was most recently at Watford’s alongside his identical twin brother Kyreece, who now plays his trade with Brentford after the pair were released by the Hornets last summer. 

Lisbie is a second-generation talent as he follows in the footsteps of his Jamaica international father Kevin, who starred for Charlton Athletic in the Premier League for a number of seasons before moving on to the likes of Colchester United, Ipswich Town and Leyton Orient. 

Kyrell Lisbie and his father Kevin at Park View Road

Indeed, Kyrell made his senior debut as a 16-year old for Cray Valley (PM), replacing his father as a substitute. 

Speaking of his newest arrival, Wings boss Warren Feeney said: “Kyrell is from a good footballing family and when that happens, it usually means he’s been brought up the right way.

“What I like about him is he was hungry when he came in. He wants to take players on, he’s quick and he plays with a smile on his face which is a big thing. 

“It’s a chance for him to put himself in the window and for us to have him on board and we’re looking forward to having him with us.”

Lisbie is the Wings’ second signing this week ahead of the trip to Chelmsford City on Saturday, following the arrival of Kodi Lyons-Foster on loan from Aldershot Town until the end of the season.

The Wings return to Park View Road on Saturday, February 4th to take on Dartford (3pm) in Vanarama National League South action.

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