Kevin Lisbie is looking forward to being a part of Whitehawk’s journey in the FA Trophy.

Lisbie, 38, joined the Hawks earlier this month having been without a club since leaving Barnet in January 2016, writes Anthony Scott.

The striker had been keeping fit by training with former club Leyton Orient as well as playing in a few reserve team fixtures but is looking forward to regular first team football.

Lisbie made his first start for the Hawks in Tuesday’s Senior Cup defeat at Crawley Town, and marked it with his first goal for the club just four minutes in.

The former Jamaica international is expected to make his home debut against Dulwich Hamlet in the second round of the Trophy today.

He said: “It felt really good to get 90 minutes under the belt on Tuesday. I probably haven’t played a full game in about a year and a half.

“I have obviously been out for a while, and whilst I have tried to keep myself fit, it doesn’t compare to playing a match.

“In a couple of weeks hopefully I will back to my best.”

Lisbie certainly showed glimpses of his talents going forward against Crawley, linking up well alongside Danny Mills despite the 3-1 loss at the Checkatrade Stadium.

He added: “For me, the only difference in non-league to the Football League is how seriously you take it.

“Hopefully bringing in experienced players will show the lads here that you have to approach each game in a certain way and treat it a certain way – and with it comes results.”

The striker started his career with Charlton Athletic, making his debut in 1996 in the old First Division. He went on to make more than 150 appearances for the Addicks, with his most memorable moment coming in 2003 when he scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Liverpool.

Lisbie went on to have spells with Colchester United, Ipswich Town and then Millwall before joining Leyton Orient in 2011. He enjoyed his most prolific spell in front of goal with the League Two side, scoring 46 goals in just over 100 games for the East London club.

He added: “For me, every game we play is a chance to develop together as a team, and that will give us a good chance of winning games that maybe we lost earlier in the season.

“Personally, I do my work in and around the box. The fitter I get, the more goals I will hopefully score.

“Tomorrow will be a big game for the club, as a win puts us into the last sixteen which would be massive.

“Hopefully I showed enough on Tuesday to get me involved as I want to be part of the team and the journey it’s on.”

Joint manager Paul Reid is refusing to under-estimate Dulwich Hamlet as the Ryman premier division outfit bid to cause an upset.

Gavin Rose’s side go into the game sitting fourth but will be looking for a response themselves after a surprise 1-0 defeat at Canvey Island last time out.

Reid said: “It will be a very tough game.

“I have a report to read about them ahead of the game, but we won’t be underestimating them by any means.

“We have to show the same levels of commitment and energy if we are to get a result.

“They come to us as underdogs, so there is no pressure on them but we know that we will have to be on top form.”

Reid believes his side are starting to turn the corner despite losing three games in a row after Tuesday night’s loss.

He said: “I go into every game wanting to win and it has taken it’s time but I can see improvements in the side.

“I am starting to see a team that looks like a team, they want to fight for each other and are giving us committed performances.

“They have set the standard, and it is now the standard we at least expect.”