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Lee Morris (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameLee Morris
Date of birth30 April 1980(age 36)
Place of birthBlackpool, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubEastwood Town

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Lee Morris (born 30 April 1980) is a professional footballer, who is currently a player-coach at Eastwood Town.

Morris was born in Blackpool during his father Colin Morris' time with the town's club and followed his father into football. He began his career as a trainee at Sheffield United, starting 14 league games and scoring 6 goals for the first team. This caught Derby County's attention and in the winter of 1999 he transferred for a fee of £3 million. During his time at Derby County he scored 17 goals in 92 league games and then had a short loan spell at Huddersfield Town, where he scored once against Barnsley.

At the start of 2004 he moved to Leicester City where he started only ten games. His time at the Walkers Stadium was plagued by knee injury, and he was released at the end of the 2005/06 season. Seizing the opportunity Yeovil Town snapped up Morris on a free transfer on 2 August 2006. He left Yeovil on 11 March 2008 owing to injuries, before joining Burton Albion in August 2008, initially on non-contract terms. Morris then signed with Burton for the rest of the season.

On 9 July 2009, Morris featured as a trialist for Hereford United, their pre-season friendlies against Pegasus Juniors and Bristol City, scoring in both games. He also scored twice against local side Wellington.

On Saturday 25 July 2009, Lee agreed a one-year contract with Hereford United. In November 2009 he went on loan to Mansfield Town, scoring his first goal for the club against Gateshead on 1 December 2009. He then went out on loan again for a month to another Conference National side, Forest Green Rovers.

Morris scored on his debut for Forest Green coming on as substitute to score the second goal in a 2 0 away win at Kettering Town. His second goal for Forest Green later that month was a 25-yard match winner against Barrow.

Morris had his Hereford contract cancelled by 'mutual consent' on 27 April 2010.

During the close season he had trials with Bradford City, and played the second half of their opening 2010/11 friendly with Eccleshill United in which Bradford won by two goals to nil.

Morris spent the 2010-11 season with Kidderminster Harriers. At the end of the season he was offered a coaching role at the club working with the academy as well as continuing his playing career however he turned it down and became a player-coach at Eastwood Town, linking up with his former Huddersfield Town and Forest Green team mate, Craig Armstrong.

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