Lee Barnard Player Profile
Debut: Morecambe (H, 0-1), 27/03/2004
One of three players who joined Boro’ on deadline day 2004, albeit on a month’s loan, Lee Barnard comes from Premiership wannabes Tottenham Hotspur with the intention of creating a name for himself at Conference level, while making himself noticed back at White Hart Lane.
Having already spent a bit of time on loan at Exeter City during the 2002/3 campaign, Barnard had some idea of what was expected of him. But the description of him as a new Teddy Sheringham was bound to have an impact on Boro’ supporters’ hopes and expectations while the player was at Broadhall Way.
A handful of apperances and a solitary goal didn’t paint a full picture of his abilities, but Barnard has since proved himself at Football League level – albeit as one of many Spurs youngsters that didn’t make it at the top.