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