Lee Extends Contract

Last updated : 26 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Watford Football club have revealed that Richard Lee has accepted the offer of a year's extension to his current contract.

The 24-year-old, who enjoyed a year on loan at Blackburn Rovers last season has spent most of the current campaign playing second fiddle to on loan Manchester United stopper Ben Foster, but after signing a contract extension which will see him remain at Vicarage Road until 2009 he said,

"I'm delighted to have added a year on to my contract.

In the summer I made a pledge to my friends and my family - I wanted to come back and make a name for myself here.

I knew what I needed to do and thankfully I've been able to do it, and this is a culmination of what has been a great first half of the season for me. I've been here since I was 10-years-old and I didn't want to leave, it's a great club”.

The Oxford born Lee is expected to back in the Watford goal next Wednesday for the away Barclays Premiership trip to Old Trafford as Foster is not allowed to play against Manchester United as part of his loan agreement.

Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
04/03/200350 (1)010
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
26/08/20068 (1)000
07/08/200438 (0)010
04/03/20034 (0)000
Appearances 50 (+ 1 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 1; Red cards 0