In 2003. Lincoln City's centre of excellence side fielded in
central midfield one Lee Frecklington, who is described as possessing
silky skills with a toruch of aggression. Lee had trials with
both Leeds (whom he supports) and Norwich before joining the Red
In January 2004, Lee joined non-leaguers Lincoln United on loan.
Although Lee subsequently made his league debut for Lincoln,
he was loaned out to Stamford during the autumn of 2005.
An impressive start to the 2006/7 season saw Lincoln offer Lee
at the end of October 2006, a two-year extension to his current
contract to keep him with the League Two promotion-chasers until
June, 2009. Head coach John Schofield told the club website: "Lee
has been superb for us this season and it's good to get him tied
to the club for a few more years."
In November 2006, he was named in the Republic of Ireland (B)
international squad for a friendly tie with Scotland. He was allowed
to play for Ireland due to fact that his maternal grandparents
were born there.
In February 2009, he joined Peterborough on a 3 month loan with
a view to a permanent transfer and played 4 times in the Posh's
promotion season from League One to the Championship. The permanent
transfer took place during the second week of May 2009
In October 2012, Lee joined Rotherham on loan. He scored four
goals in 16 games and the signed for an undisclosed substantial
fee on 2nd January 2013. He has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Boss Steve Evans said: "The competition to sign him has
been fierce, but... Lee made it clear that his first choice was
Frecklington scored in a 2-0 win over Aldershot on 27th April
2013 which secured Rotherham's promotion to League One. They were promoted to the Championship the following season.
He also played on 1st April 2017 when a 1-0 home defeat to Fulham saw the Millers relegated to League One.
On 11th January 2018, Lee re-signed for Lincoln on a two and a half year deal, after trurning down an approach from Mansfield.
He was released by Lincoln on 29th May 2020 having made 51 appearances and scoring seven goals.
On 13th April 2021 he signed for Northern Premier League Frickley Athletic managed by his uncle Dave.