Lee: Town Forced Me Out

Last updated : 15 April 2009 By Site Editor

30 year old Lee, capped at full level by the Republic of Ireland, told the Ipswich Evening Star he would have loved to stay at Town: "I am not anybody's mug. I didn't want to leave, but I felt I did not have a choice.

"If you are not wanted it's best to get out of it. This is how football is, but I felt I did enough for Ipswich to deserve more.

Speaking of his reasons for joining Town's East Anglian rivals, Lee added: "I love it in this part of the world and it helped me play the best football of my career at Ipswich. And I sure it will do the same at Norwich.

"East Anglia is a wonderful place to live and I feel really settled here. I have lived all over the place, but East Anglia now feels like home.

"I have many friends here and the quality of life is tip-top. I can get in my car and drive to the Norwich training ground in little over an hour, which is great."

Lee also said he would have no hesitation in celebrating in front of his former fans should he score against Town on Sunday: "If I put the ball between two coats in the back yard I celebrate. You score a goal and it is the best feeling.

""People might look at my return to Portman Road giving me extra pleasure if I net, but it would be for my team mates - and for our fans who pay their money.

"And a goal is no good if it is not accompanied by three points, and this will be my aim on Sunday."

Click here for a player profile on Alan Lee or click here for a game by game rundown of his season to date.