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Lee Lucas Returns to the Martyrs

16 June 2024

Lee Lucas Returns to the Martyrs

We are delighted to announce the signing of former Martyr and Wales Under-21 international Lee Lucas from JD Cymru Premier side, Barry Town United.

The incoming 32-year-old adds a wealth of experience to the Martyrs midfield, after initially joining the Martyrs from Scottish Premiership side, Motherwell in 2018, and making over 60 appearances. After spending two seasons with the Martyrs, Lee then moved to Taunton Town in 2020, where he would stay for three seasons which included winning promotion as champions to the National League South with the Peacocks in 2021/22.

The midfielder started his career with Swansea City where he gained caps at Wales Under-17, 19 and 21 level, including captaining Wales U21’s, before loan spells with League Two sides Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town.

Most recently, the midfielder has been with Barry Town United after leaving Taunton Town in January 2024. Lee made eight appearances for Barry, scoring one goal, before joining the Martyrs ahead of the 2024/25 Southern League season.

Speaking on agreeing terms with Lee, Paul Michael said, “Lee is a fantastic footballer, his pedigree and talent is there for all to see. When it became apparent that there may be an opportunity to bring Lee in, we had to move on that, as he will significantly improve our team.

He will be a leader amongst our squad adding that bit of experience and class to our young, talented group. What I really like about this one is although Lee is an experienced player, I know he’s still very hungry for success, and for success at Merthyr Town in particular. That’s exactly what we need, it shouldn’t be easy to play for this club, and if you earn the opportunity to represent Merthyr Town and wear the jersey, there falls a responsibility to be successful.

Lee knows what our ambitions are here, he knows how we play, and he knows all about the supporters and the club from his previous spell and this is where he wants to be. That speaks volumes to me and I now can’t wait to get the players back in on the 29th June and get going.”

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