ALAN LEE will put up with being Huddersfield Town’s super sub if it means a successful Championship campaign.
The popular striker has played seven times this season ahead of today’s game at Charlton, with all his appearances from the bench.
“I’m still waiting for my first start this time, and I have to admit I want that to change,” said the 34-year-old former Republic of Ireland international.
“But I’ve been around long enough to accept the situation, and I will just keep working as hard as I can to ensure I’m ready to do my bit.
“It could be from the start of a match, it could be as a sub, the most important thing is the team and that we pick up as many points as possible.”
Town head to Charlton in eighth place and Lee, who scored on his last appearance at The Valley while on loan to Norwich in 2008-09, in encouraged.
“Getting off to a solid start is so important in this division, because if you don’t you are immediately under pressure,” explained the man who wears No19.
“We have a good squad here and we have adapted to being in the Championship after being promoted.
“There are plenty of improvements to be made, particularly in becoming more consistent, but we should be happy about how we’re doing so far.”
Town are Lee’s seventh permanent club after Aston Villa, Burnley, Rotherham, Cardiff, Ipswich and Crystal Palace.
And the August 2010 signing is eager to put his experience to good use on and off the pitch, explaining: “There’s not much in football I haven’t seen.
“I believe I can still have an effect on the team’s performances, and if I can help out any of the lads in any way, I’m happy to oblige.”