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Lee set to add physical presence to Huddersfield attack

| 23.08.2010

Huddersfield are on course to complete the capture of Crystal Palace striker Alan Lee in order to boost their chances of sealing promotion to the Championship.

Lee was a regular in the Palace first-team last season and has started the current campaign in fine fashion with two goals in four appearances in all competitions.

However, the 32-year-old is currently in the last year of his contract at Selhurst Park and Huddersfield boss Lee Clark has stepped in with an offer.

Clark initially had a £300,000 bid turned down, but a revised offer has been accepted, with Lee ready to accept a three-year deal.

Lee has revealed that he “would love to stay” at Palace, but manager George Burley has not spoken to him about a new contract and recently brought in strikers Pablo Counago and Jonathan Obika on loan.

Huddersfield are 9/2 to win League One this season despite some disappointing results in their last two games.

After getting held to a goalless draw at home by Tranmere, they fell to a 4-2 defeat at Peterborough after moving into a two-goal lead in the opening 33 minutes.

Lee could partner Jordan Rhodes in attack, with the striker finishing as the Terriers’ top-scorer during the last campaign with 23 goals in all competitions and finding the target in the Peterborough reverse.

The Irishman would add physical presence and experience to Clark’s frontline, but also displayed his eye for goal on the closing day of last season with an important strike against Sheffield Wednesday which helped save Palace from relegation.

Southampton are the 3/1 favourites to win League One, see the entire market.



Ed Needham