Thorne doubt. Lee ready to step in

Last updated : 26 February 2004 By Michael Morris
He is rated at best at 50 / 50 the weekends trip to West Ham and the home game with Coventry next Tuesday.

With Alan Lee fit and raring to go (he has scored in both of City's last two games) Lennie has perfect cover.

Lee also scored for the reserves in midweek and the time could be right for his return to the starting line up. Lee last started a City game back in August when he was sent off against Walsall. Soon after he was injured while away with Ireland. He made a mini return with a subs appearance at Norwich in December but another minor knock kept him our for a couple of weeks.

He came off the bench against Sheff Utd in the cup in January, he did not take part in the Rotherham home game but has come off the bench for every game since. The last two matches at West Brom and against Sunderland he scored in his time on the pitch.

A lot of City fans believe that Lee should get a start, he is a strong frontman and a good footballer as well.