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Lee joins Fulham on loan

Goalkeeper Richard Lee has joined Fulham on loan from Brentford for the rest of the season.

The Bees man has not played since the 6-6 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge before the west Londoners triumphed on penalties in August and has decided to retire at the end of the season.

The former Watford stopper moved to Griffin Park in 2010 but had a troubled pre-season and found himself second choice under Andy Scott.

He developed a reputation as an excellent keeper facing penalties and was the hero against Everton in the League Cup and saved three in a row against Charlton in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

However, a dislocated shoulder ended his chance to play at Wembley that season and a recurrence of that injury found himself slip behind, first Simon Moore, then David Button in the pecking order.

His last league action was in September 2012 when he kept a clean sheet against Coventry at Sixfields. He will not be available for Good Friday’s meeting between the sides but is available for the Whites’ other six games.

Sammy Lee’s ‘admiration’ for Roy

Interviewed ahead of Fulham’s game at Liverpool this afternoon, Sammy Lee has spoken of his admiration for Roy Hodgson.

They have got a good man in charge, they are well organised and are a good footballing team who deserve to be in the Europa League semi-finals. I have a great deal of admiration for Roy. He is a nice man and a good man. He knows the game inside out, so I have nothing but respect for him.

It will be a very interesting game and we have to do our job because if we don’t do that everything else becomes secondary. If you look at statistics they can tell you everything and nothing so we won’t be taking anything for granted about their record away from home.

We are fully briefed on their strengths and weaknesses and it’s about what we do here at this club.