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Lee backs Heath to be success

TOMMY Lee has backed Colin Heath to be a massive hit at Macclesfield Town.

TOMMY Lee has backed Colin Heath to be a massive hit at Macclesfield Town.

The Silkmen goalkeeper and the striker played together at Manchester United for four years.

Lee, 20, made the switch to the League Two club permanent after an impressive three-month loan spell at the Moss Rose last season.

And the highly-rated shot-stopper has been joined by former team-mate Heath, who signed from League One side Chesterfield.

The 22-year-old hitman blasted a brilliant double against Congleton Town on his debut in pre-season - and Lee, pictured, believes they will be the first of many.

"He'll score goals," said Lee. "He's got a great strike on him and he gets in good positions for a striker.

"He was a Manchester United for five years and I was there for four. He left last Christmas and joined Chesterfield, but he was unlucky there with injury.

"But he's a good player and he'll do well if he gets the chance."

Lee, meanwhile, will battle it out with another new recruit, Jonny Brain, for the No1 shirt - and he's relishing the challenge.

He added: "Jonny and I both want the shirt and whoever plays best will play. It's good to have competition because it keeps you on your toes, but I want to be playing.

"I enjoyed my time at Macclesfield last season. I had a great time at United but you can't play reserve team football for the rest of your career.

"I spoke with the gaffer [Brian Horton] at the end of last season and he said he wanted to go up, and that's what I want - to play at as high a level as possible.

"That's why I'm here."

 
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