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Arran Lee-Barratt

Arran Lee Barratt
Norwich Career: Academy (2000-2003), Trial (2009)
Current Club: Bolton Wanderers
Date of Birth: 28/02/1984 (Ipswich) 
Nationality: English


Arran Lee-Barratt initially played in goal for the Norwich City Under 19 side in January and February 2000. He was then offered a place in the Academy as a scholar which he accepted. Aaron was originally with Ipswich (his hometown team) whom he joined from Whitton Sports Cub at the age of 8.

Whilst a Third Year Academy Scholar at Carrow Road, Arran sat on the bench for the first team during the winter of 2002/03 when Paul Crichton was injured. However Norwich announced in February 2003 that they would not be offering Arran a professional contract when his scholarship with the Academy comes to an end. In February 2003, Arran joined Dr Martens League side Chelmsford City on loan, making his debut in a League Cup clash with Crawley.

At the end of February, Arran joined Cardiff City on a two week trial as the Bluebirds were looking for a young goalkeeper that they can develop. The trial seemed to progress well as Cardiff offered Arran a short term contract on March 20th 2003. Supposedly this was until 2005 according to the Cardiff City website !

Arran had a trial with Torquay in March 2005 and was released by Cardiff in May 2005. , Doncaster and Shrewsbury were all keen to sign him but he joined Weymouth later that month with Garry Hill's offer of games at Weymouth that appealed to him.

In August 2006, Aaran was called up to the England semi-professional / "National Game" side.

In Janaury 2007, the entire Weymouth first team was placed on the transfer list. Surprisingly Arran then joined Coventry City on 12th January 2007. He was released by the Sky Blues at the end of the 2006/7 season and joined Hartlepool on 22nd May 2007 as first choice keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos rejected the offer of a new contract at Victoria Park

Arran was released by Hartlepool at the end of the 2008/9 season having made 65 appearances for 'Pool.

After a trial with Yeovil, Arran returned to Norwich on trial in July 2009 to provide cover as Declan Rudd was on international duty, Jed Steer was injured and international clearance had not been received for Michael Theoklitos

Following Ipswich's second-choice keepr Shane Supple's decision toi retire from professional football in August 2009, Arran was signed by Ipswich on a shoterm contract and took his place on the bench for the Championship clash with West Brom.

Arran made his debut for Ipswich on 29th November replacing the injured Richard Wright against Cardiff. He kept a clean sheet in his next two appearances.

Arran was released by Ipswich on 7th May 2013. He had made 42 appearances for Ipswich over four seasons.

On 24th October 2013, Arran signed for Bolton Wandererson a short-term deal as cover for Andy Lonergan, who in turn replaces the injured Adam Bogdan

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