Crewe sign Accrington winger on a two-year deal
Crewe Alexandra is delighted to announce the signing of Lee Molyneux on a two-year contract. The 24-year left winger has joined the club on a free transfer after his contract with Accrington Stanley expired.
The Huyton-born Molyneux will now travel with the squad to Cornwall tomorrow as we prepare for our pre-season matches.
Molyneux began his career in Everton’s Academy as a left-back, but with the likes of Leighton Baines ahead of him he was forced to look elsewhere for first-team football and signed for Southampton in January 2009.
His first team opportunities with the Saints were again limited, especially when the manager who signed him Jan Poortvilet was sacked and he was loaned out to our local neighbours Port Vale and Plymouth Argyle, for whom he signed for in the summer of2010 after impressing at Home Park.
Back in 2010, the former England youth international served a prison sentence at the age of 21, but having learnt a harsh life lesson is now determined to make his mark in professional football.
A reformed Molyneux certainly did that under previous manager Paul Cook and current boss Leam Richardson at Accrington Stanley. Having joined Stanley last summer, Lee went on to play a significant part in keeping the club in the Football League, scoring 9 goals in his 43 appearances. His goals, many of them spectacular, included a superb hat-trick against Barnet in March.
A dead ball specialist, the creative Molyneux won 26 junior caps for England and can play at either left-back or as he so successfully did at Accrington as a left winger.