RICHARD ENJOYS ‘PAINFUL’ RETURN
FORMER Watford and Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee admitted he ‘loved the experience’ of going between the sticks for Dunstable Town in midweek – even though they lost 4-1 and he felt ‘dreadful’ the next morning!
The 35-year-old stepped out of retirement on a oneoff basis as the Blues’ Ipswich loanee Nick Hayes, 18, who he mentors, was unavailable due to an England youth training camp.
Dunstable led 1-0 in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier clash at Bishop’s Stortford, but, ultimately, they were well beaten.
Lee, who quit playing a couple of years ago, said: “I was reasonably happy with my performance.
“I loved the experience and it was great to be out there again, but I felt dreadful the next morning.
“In the first half I came out for a ball and I felt my shoulders seize up.
“At half-time I had some painkillers and they loosened up a bit in the second half.
“In the morning I was given a sharp reminder why I retired!” So, You Want To Become A Professional Footballer?, by Adam Woodage with Rich Lee, published by AW Publishing, is out now (£11.99).
SAVES: Richard Lee