Big striker staying at Town for Championship season
Alan Lee is staying at Huddersfield Town for the upcoming season in the Championship.
The ever-popular 33 year-old joined his teammates for the first day of pre-season training today and will lend his considerable Championship experience to the squad this season; having played 347 games in the second tier during his career, his know-how will become very valuable following the summer departures of several other players with Championship experience.
Lee joined the Terriers from Championship side Crystal Palace in August 2010 and has gone on to become a real cult hero among the Town faithful, netting 10 goals in 76 appearances in all competitions whilst taking the physical battle to opposition defences.
Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson is happy that Alan will be a part of his squad for the upcoming campaign:
"It's great Alan will continue with us; he's a great influence in the changing room and he gives us a different type of option in attack with his physical presence and aerial ability.
"He also has good experience of the Championship and I have no doubt he will help some of his younger teammates adapt to the challenges this division will bring."
Alan told htafc.com that he is delighted to be staying at the Club:
"I can't wait for the season to start! Ever since the Wembley celebrations I have wanted the new season to come around. To have Cardiff City - one of my old clubs - on the opening day is terrific and it's such a lift to be promoted. We sorted the deal easily quite a while ago now and everyone has been comfortable in leaving things until today just to do the formalities.
"I'm so motivated and I'm not here to make the numbers up; I'm training hard to make it very difficult for the Gaffer not to start me. I'll do everything I possibly can to start the first game, but we have some very talented centre forwards here too.
"This squad can compete in the Championship, without a doubt. Some of the lads don't have the experience of the Championship, but without getting carried away we've seen teams go up and continue the momentum and we have high expectations of ourselves."