Caldwell's hopes for Lee pre-season comeback

Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee is diving about on the grass again after a year out of action.

Monday, 10th July 2017, 11:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:33 am
Chesterfield vs Sheffield United - Tommy Lee claws the ball away - Pic By James Williamson

But the stopper, entering his 10th season as a Spireite, isn’t likely to feature in matches until the latter stages of pre-season.

Boss Gary Caldwell hopes the 31-year-old will play some part in the summer friendlies.

“I think if he plays in the later pre-season games we’d be delighted,” said the Scot.

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“Right now he’s working with Dukey on some handling and light diving and he’ll continue to be monitored by the physios for the next few weeks.

“Hopefully later in pre-season we’ll have an opportunity to play him.”

Lee went under the knife a number of times last year to correct a shoulder problem and subsequent complications.

Prior to that season-long absence he racked up 399 EFL appearances with Chesterfield, twice winning promotion from League Two.