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Lee-Barrett in 2008
|Full name||Arran Lee-Barrett|
|Date of birth||28 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Ipswich, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
When he was 10, Lee-Barrett joined his local club Whitton Sports Centre and took the position of goalkeeper. Shortly after he was offered a place at Ipswich Town’s academy where he played alongside later-England international Darren Bent.
After leaving Ipswich he was offered an apprenticeship at Fulham and Norwich, he chose Norwich as he preferred the atmosphere there. However, he failed to break into the reserve team and was second choice reserve keeper behind future England international Robert Green. He was released by Norwich and had a trial at Chelsea. He was offered a one-year contract with Cardiff after impressing during a trial and was coached by George Wood. He spent most of his time at Cardiff as third choice keeper, mainly playing for the reserves. While playing for the reserves Lee-Barrett helped Cardiff win the Pontins Holiday Combination. Cardiff manager Lennie Lawrence decided to release the young keeper believing that he was better off getting games.
Torquay, Doncaster and Shrewsbury all showed an interest in Lee-Barrett. Although he trained with Torquay, he moved to Weymouth due to the offer of first team football. He made 19 league appearances and 2 appearances in the FA Cup, helping Weymouth to win the Nationwide Conference South. While at Weymouth Lee-Barrett was selected for the England National Game team, which consisted of England’s best non-league players and made his debut for them against the Netherlands in November 2006.
In January 2007, Lee-Barrett signed for Coventry City on loan as emergency cover for Luke Steele due to the injury of other Coventry keeper Andy Marshall. After his loan spell he signed permanently after being offered a temporary contract. However at the end of the season he was not offered a new contract and was released after failing to break into the first team. After releasing Lee-Barrett, Coventry City manager Iain Dowie revealed that he was impressed with his “attitude and professionalism” and wished him all the best.
Shortly after Lee-Barrett was signed by Hartlepool after being recommended by Hartlepool’s goalkeeping coach George Wood who had previously coached him at Cardiff. For his first season at Hartlepool he was given the number 21 shirt. On his debut Lee-Barrett performed well against Newcastle, making some impressive saves and keeping a clean sheet in the half that he played.
After playing Harlepool's first game of the season, a 2–1 loss to Luton Town, he was dropped, with Danny Wilson picking Jan Budtz over him for the Pools next fixtures. He was released from his contract on 6 May 2009 after being deemed surplus to requirements.
On 21 August 2009, it was announced that Lee-Barrett had signed for the Championship team Ipswich Town, on a short term deal. This came a day after Shane Supple had retired from the game aged 22. Lee-Barrett covered first-choice goalkeeper Richard Wright and was included in the squad that travelled to West Brom the next day. He made his debut for Ipswich on 29 November against Cardiff City, coming off the bench in the 25th minute for the injured Richard Wright. Ipswich won the game 2–1. Following that game, Ipswich enquired into the possibility of bringing in a keeper on loan to replace Wright, despite the loan window not being open. This request was denied, leaving Lee-Barrett and Ian McLoughlin, the youth team goalkeeper, as the only two goalkeepers on professional contracts at the club. Ipswich's next game was away at Bristol City where Lee-Barrett kept a clean sheet. In January 2010, Lee-Barrett was rewarded with a new 18-month contract at Ipswich. He was offered a further contract extension in April 2011.
On 16 August 2013, he made the move to Millwall covering for Stephen Bywater and Andy Marshall after David Forde had picked up an injury. He did not make a first team appearance whilst with the Lions but did act as an unused substitute for Steve Lomas' team.
On 24 October 2013, he signed a short term contract with Bolton Wanderers to provide competition for Andy Lonergan after both Ádám Bogdán and Jay Lynch had been ruled out of action with knee and back injuries respectively. He linked up again with his former manager Lennie Lawrence, an assistant manager to Dougie Freedman at Bolton. He later signed a contract extension until the end of the season. Following the conclusion of the season, Bolton Wanderers offered Lee-Barrett a new one-year deal but on 1 July, Bolton confirmed that he had left the club.
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