Fans have been left thrilled as Frickley Athletic sign ex-Rotherham, Lincoln City and Peterborough United star Lee Frecklington.
The Northern Premier League Division One South East outfit confirmed the news on Tuesday morning, and it’s prove to have gone down well online.
Frickley issued a rather amusing but top quality from the heart statement, with midfielder Lee becoming the second Frecklington at the club, with manager Dave Frecklington already in charge at Westfield Lane.
Welcome aboard Lee
— Frickley Athletic FC (@frickleyafc) April 13, 2021
The New Signing Klaxon has passed it’s MOT & we are DELIGHTED to announce the signing of Lee Frecklington!!!
That’s right, 1 Frecklington isn’t enough for us, we’ve got 2 – there is no truth in the rumour that we are being renamed Freckley Athletic…..
Lee is nephew to the Gaffer & they have actually played together whilst at Stamford. However his career has been pretty exclusively in the Football League (500+ appearances) for Peterborough, Rotherham United (pictured) & Lincoln City – which included a few Wembley victories. During that time he also gained an international B cap for the Republic of Ireland.
I was going to include a picture of him in a Posh shirt but doctors have advised that it would be too much for Ken Whiteheads heart to withstand….
He’s a serial promotion winner – & that bodes very well for our upcoming season!!
We fought off a LOT of competition to secure Lee’s signature – which says a lot about him & a lot about our plans for the future which he has bought into.
We hope to bring you an interview with the new boy & also the thoughts of the Gaffer in the next day or so, so keep your eyes on our socials.
This is just the first…..you are going to be very excited!!
– STATEMENT ENDS –
Lee Frecklington was a professional footballer who previously played for Lincoln United, Stamford, Peterborough United and Rotherham United. Although born and raised in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Frecklington played for the Republic of Ireland B team in 2006.
2002–2003 – Lincoln City
2003–2009 – Lincoln City – 126 games (21 goals)
2003–2004 → Lincoln United (loan)
2005–2006 → Stamford (loan) – 11 games (1 goal)
2009 → Peterborough United (loan)
2009–2013 – Peterborough United – 86 games (8 goals)
2012–2013 → Rotherham United (loan) – 13 games (2 goals)
2013–2018 – Rotherham United – 157 games (26 goals)
2018–2020 – Lincoln City – 43 games (7 goals)
2021- Frickley Athletic
2006 – Republic of Ireland B
– Football League Two runner-up: 2012–13
– Football League One play-offs: 2014
– EFL Trophy: 2017–18
– EFL League Two: 2018–19
MORE ABOUT FRICKLEY:
– Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup – Winners 1927/28, 1956/57, 1960/61, 1962/63, 1966/67, 1978/79, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1999/00, 2003/04, 2012/13, 2014/15
– Midland League Cup – Winners 1975–76
– Best League performance: 2nd, Alliance Premier League, 1985–86
– Best FA Cup performance: Third round, 1985–86
– Best FA Trophy performance: Quarter-finals, 1984–85
– Record attendance: 5,800 vs. Rotherham United, FA Cup Third round, 1985–86
As mentioned, fans were thrilled as Frickley sign up the ex-Rotherham, Lincoln and Peterborough star…
@MightyMillers20: What a signing that is. Absolute Legend all the best Lee.
@pocketr05106242: Legend. It’s as simple as that.
@penwall: Welcome to the club @leefreck8 it was lovely to meet you & go through the club’s plans for the future. A fantastic addition to the crazy gang
@abs_rufc: now announce pre-season friendly at home against the millers please x
@GavSax: Absolutely huge for us this signing 😍👏🏼
@mattygoodwin: Lee Fricklington
@KJaOReilly: Class signing for us ! Top player and top bloke. The Wezziecana is gonna be rocking next season 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
@WillDanielsRUFC: All the best @leefreck8, still a few goals in those legs yet! #forzafrickley
@kempson_luke: Good luck to @leefreck8 quality signing for that level.
@markpickets1: Class signing that
@adsleeder: Holy sh*t! He’s still too good for that level surely 😳
@JordanRUFC96: What a man 😍
@kjackson1984: Hell of a signing for that level as he is still EFL quality
@sheppiiiii: What a fucking signing.
@jordanplater3: That’s a right signing good luck @leefreck8
@mexbromiller: Needs to be offered a coaching role at RUFC, “LEGEND”
@hillsbmiller68: We need to offer him a coaching role
@Millermick2: Had he done that just to p**s commentators off??
“And here’s Frecklington for Frickley….”
@geofftulley: What a signing!
@Weststand4: Look after him, the man is a god. Brilliant signing for you
@Robbie_Barron: Top signing 👏👏👏👏
Whoop, whoop!! 🙌
— Ken (@darwindisciple) April 13, 2021