Championship news: Ipswich Town's Alan Lee eager to help the team out
Ipswich forward Alan Lee has expressed his hunger to continue playing despite being in the latter stages of his career.
Last Updated: 13/02/14 1:43pm
The 35-year-old joined Town following his release by Huddersfield in the summer, initially as an academy coach but has been registered to play for the first team.
Lee made his second debut for the club against Preston North End in the FA Cup tie in January as a late substitute - but the experienced forward is happy to play for the team again if he is needed.
The much-travelled Lee played for the Tractor Boys between 2006 and 2008 and had an impressive record whilst at the club, scoring 31 goals in 103 appearances.
He told the Ipswich Star: "I will do whatever is required of me to stay here, I know I can't do what the other guys do week-in, week-out - it's not something a 35-year-old heavyweight striker can probably do!
"At the same time, if there are some injuries, touch wood there aren't, then I think I could do a job. I have to pinch myself the way things have worked out.
"I am back at the club I love, my family are here (in Suffolk) and it's a very nice and professional place to be. I am learning loads about coaching.
"I would like to stick around but Mick McCarthy has been absolutely fantastic to me and I will basically do what I am told."