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27 Jan 2022

Longford Town's Michael Lee on trial with Carlisle United

Longford Town full-back and the club's Player of the Year Michael Lee has attracted the interest of English League One side Carlisle Utd. The Longford lad spent last week on trial at Brunton Park. Lee impressed manager Greg Abbott in a trial game against Rangers and he wants him back over again.

Longford Town full-back and the club's Player of the Year Michael Lee has attracted the interest of English League One side Carlisle Utd. The Longford lad spent last week on trial at Brunton Park. Lee impressed manager Greg Abbott in a trial game against Rangers and he wants him back over again.

Speaking to the Leader Lee was delighted with how things went for him. He said, "It was brilliant. They were very sharp and quick all over the park, but I did very well. I just played my own game and did what Greg Abbott asked me to do. He told me that I was excellent after the game. All the lads there were so nice and helpful as well."

Lee was grateful to be afforded the opportunity to go over to Carlisle and would love to ply his trade across the water. "I'm a Longford Town player at the moment and I'm under contract until October but I'd love the opportunity to one day play across the water" he said. "Carlisle are still in talks with Longford Town at the moment so we'll see what happens but I feel I did my best over there and played very well."

Though he admits he's happy at Longford Town and it would be hard for him to leave. "I love playing for the club; the fans are great and it's a real thrill to be able to walk out of the tunnel in Flancare Park. As well as that they are my local club and it was always a dream of mine to play for Longford Town so it would be very hard to leave all that," said Lee.

Longford Town manager Tony Cousins believes Lee has what it takes to make it across the water. "I'm pleased that he did well over at Carlisle but I knew he would. Their manager told me he was impressed and they want him over again," he told the Leader.

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