Charlie Lee was unveiled as one of the summer signings made by Graham Westley in 2014; brought in to spearhead our League Two promotion push. It also gave him a chance to reunite with Chris Whelpdale; someone he’d shared much of his career before arriving at the Lamex. With plenty of match time at the club and a League One championship to boot in 2013, he was let go at the end of the 2013-4 campaign.
For us, he was very much as a player capable of helping the club return to good times. So, in we went to get their man as the new season came ever closer. Lee was energetic, industrious and creative throughout his stay at the Lamex. It was a stay that came to an end, however, in May 2017; Boro’ opting to release the midfielder. The decision was not exactly a popular one. But, them the breaks eh?
Charlie Lee: Before Boro’
After starting his career with Tottenham Hotspur in 2003, chances of first team football at the Lane were unsurprisingly at a premium. He made the bench for a UEFA Cup tie, to be fair. But it was as good as it got. In search of regular football, Lee moved to Peterborough United in 2007; going on to spend four years at London Road. While there, he racked up more than 100 appearances with ease and was named Player of the Year in 2008.
The time came to move on in 2011; Gillingham beckoning. He’d already been on loan at the Gills. But it was made permanent in a deal that was to keep him at Priestfield for three years.