A dynamic striker who showed a channelled aggression and had a good knack of knowing where the goal is when he has the ball in front of it.
A good record in the reserves earned him a place in the pre-season senior tour to Sweden and in a game against Falkenbergs, he scored his first senior goal, but then suffered a broken collarbone in the next tour match.
Lee top scored for the reserves in the Premier Reserve League South winning season of 2005-06 with 19 goals in 20 games, after he had gone out on loan to gain first team experience at some lower league clubs. This won him a place in the match-day 16 towards the end of the season and got onto the pitch for three games, showing his tenacity in chasing down lost causes.
Pre-season, Lee suffered a problem with his ankle, which needed an operation but complications kept him out of the bulk of 2006-07 only coming back into the second XI in March 2007 and he went out on loan to Crewe Alexandra for three months in August 2007 and took only 16 minutes to score a goal on his debut.
Had been spotted by Spurs as a 10 year old and was with the club through the youth system, but the expenditure of big money forwards hampered his opportunities of breaking into the first team on a regular basis. He was surprisingly sold in the 2008 January transfer window to Southend United for a six figure fee that was not disclosed.
Scored regularly at Roots Hall and became a firm favourite with the fans, but with the Essex club suffering troubles with finances, the striker moved on to Southampton in the January 2010 transfer window for an undisclosed fee on a two and a half year deal.
Enjoyed a good start to his career at the South Coast club, but an incident in a Southampton night club in 2010 lead to a charge of actual bodily harm and a court case in 2012, during which time his football suffered. At the Crown Court hearing, he was quickly cleared of all charges and was free to resume his career. This started with a loan spell at Bournemouth and then in January 2013, a loan to Oldham Athletic including appearances in their FA Cup run to the quarter final.