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Rotherham United FC Player Profiles

Posted 18th July 2013 at 09:55 am

Lee initially joined the Millers on loan from Peterborough United at the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign and made an immediate impression on the Millers fans with a debut goal against Aldershot Town in a 3-0 win at EBB Stadium. 

A string of striking performances saw him establish his place in the Millers’ midfield and he become a popular figure at AESSEAL New York Stadium, with his passing and movement bringing a new dimension to the Millers’ midfield. He played a pivotal role in the promotion from League Two ending the season with nine goals as the Millers gained automatic promotion. Lee started the League One season in style netting a brace on the opening day draw with Crewe, and bagging a goal in the Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday. 

He continued to score on a regular basis during the campaign with two wonder goals against Oldham and Preston. He won the Player of the Year award as the Millers earned promotion to The Championship via the play-offs. He featured prominently again last season despite a niggling injury which restricted his appearances to 31, but he scored a crucial goal in the 2-1 victory over Reading which secured the Millers Championship status. 

He started his career at Lincoln City where he began his career as a youth player, before signing a professional deal in 2005. Despite an initial struggle to attain a regular place in the Imps’ first-team, Frecklington became a regular in the 06/07 season and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year after numerous notable performances. This form saw him earn a move to The Posh where he made 81 appearances before being signed on a permanent deal by the Millers in January 2013 following his loan move earlier in the season.

Over the last two seasons Frecklington has established himself as a proven Championship midfielder. His knack for scoring crucial goals came to prominence at the end of the 2014/15 season when he netted in the game against Reading as the Millers secured their second tier status.

Despite injury during the 2016/17 season, he played a major role again as the Millers defied the odds to secure Championship survival, scoring in the home victory over Leeds United. He has been named as club captain by boss Alan Stubbs.

Career History