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by Dave Usher

Date of Birth - 11/12/86
Nationality - English
Position - Defence/Midfield
Games - 4
Goals - 0
Club Hons (Lpool) - None
Intnl Hons - England U18 caps
Other Clubs - Hull City (loan), Yeovil Town, Huddersfield Town

Aigburth born Lee came through the ranks at Liverpool and made four appearances for the first team before moving down the leagues to play with Yeovil and Huddersfield. A versatile, combative lad who can play anywhere across defence or in midfield, Lee made steady progress through the Academy and became a regular in the reserve side at the age of 18.

A neat and tidy footballer, with an eye for a pass, he was a virtual ever present for the u17's from the age of 15, missing only a handful of games through suspension. Lee was compared to a young Paul Ince, and it was easy to see the similarity in looks as well as paying style. He captained Dave Shannon's u17 side in 2003/04 and was outstanding all year. He started the following season at right back, had a spell in centre midfield before dropping in to centre back during an injury crisis. His performances at centre back drew lavish praise from Shannon, and his excellent form was rewarded with a call up to the England u18 side, despite the fact he was still only an u17 player.

The following year Lee was one of the few bright spots as the u18 side struggled in the opening months of the campaign. He was beginning to feature more at reserve level too, before a back injury put him out of action for the rest of the season. The disappointment of that injury was tempered with the news that he had earned a new contract and would be training at Melwood for the start of the 2005/06 campaign.

Lee had a solid season for the reserves 2005/06, usually playing centre midfield or right back, with the only blemish being a sending off against Aston Villa for his part in a brawl. In Lee's defence, he had been the victim of two horrendous challenges in the game, the second one was a blatant attempt to injure him. Lee leapt to his feet and flew at his assailant, fists flying. He was given a three match ban, but was not fined by the club as they understood the extreme provocation he had endured.

In 2006 Lee made his first team debut in the League Cup tie with Reading at Anfield, and also appeared against Arsenal and Birmingham in the same competition. He appeared in Eaurope too, starting the Champions League tie in Istanbul against Galatasaray in December 2006.

With opportunities limited, Lee joined Hull City on loan in March 2007, after an injury to former red John Welsh created a vacancy in their midfield. The following season he was loaned to Yeovil Town, who he would join on a permanent deal in January 2008. In the summer of 2009 Lee was snapped up by Huddersfield Town and he was voted Player's Player of the Year at the end of his first season with the Yorkshire club.

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