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Lee Archer
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 126 (15)
Date of birth: 6 November 1972
Place of birth: Bristol
Height: 5ft 9in
Position: Midfield
Date joined: 18 July 1991
Joined from: Trainee
Date left: 31 May 1998
1 League appearances and goals only.

Lee Archer is a midfielder who played for Rovers for 7 years in the 1990s. He played in Midfield. He played 126 games for Rovers. He was part of the side that lost the 1995 Division Two Play-Off Final to Huddersfield Town. He joined Yeovil Town on loan in late 1997 scoring seven goals in six league games, scoring at least once in every game. He left Rovers in 1998 and joined Rushden & Diamonds before joining Yeovil Town permanently the following season. He was forced to quit the game at the age of 28 due to a knee injury.

After a long break from the game Lee made a surprise comeback at the age of 37 in August 2010 when he was tempted back by former Rovers team-mate David Mehew to play for Gloucester City as cover for the injured Jake Harris. The Tigers were going through something of an injury crisis and manager Mehew called up his old friend in an effort to patch over some of the gaps in his squad. Although he hadn't played a competitive match at any level for over seven years he impressed on his Gloucester debut; a 5–0 win over Redditch United.[1] During his three-game stint with The Tigers he played alongside a number of ex-Gas men including Mehew, Tom Parrinello and Darren Mullings.

Away from football he runs the personal training company Pro Fitness.

Career[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1991–92 Bristol Rovers 5 0
1992–93 Bristol Rovers 2 1
1993–94 Bristol Rovers 37 5
1994–95 Bristol Rovers 42 6
1995–96 Bristol Rovers 19 1
1996–97 Bristol Rovers 21 2
1997–98 Yeovil Town (loan) 6 7
1998–99 Rushden & Diamonds ? ?
1999–00 Yeovil Town 5 0
2010–11 Gloucester City 3 0

References[]

  1. Injury-hit Tigers suffer fresh blow. This is Gloucestershire (3 September 2010). Retrieved on 14 September 2010.
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