Former Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace striker Alan Lee has become a director at Bury Town.

The 10-cap Republic of Ireland international joined the Isthmian League North Division¬†club last season as head of player development. The 40-year-old former Rotherham United and Cardiff City man ended his career back at Ipswich Town for a second spell, working with the club’s academy but also registered as a player.

Lee told Bury Town’s website after his appointment as a director: “I am very pleased to be joining the board of directors at Bury Town and I am looking forward to working with everyone involved, from the first team right down through our youth section, to grow the club and improve every aspect of the club.”

Chairman Russell Ward said: “I am delighted to welcome Alan to the board as a director of the club. Alan has been a real asset to us since he joined, and I was very pleased when he accepted my invitation to become a director.

“Alan has made massive improvements to the club in his short time with us. He has given us access to improved training facilities, he also continues to improve and enlarge our youth section, and next season we will have a total of 36 teams representing Bury Town FC across all age groups, both male and female.

“Alan has also drawn up a five-year plan for the board to take the club on to the next level, and we are starting to put that plan into place. Having someone with Alan’s experience from the professional game on our board further strengthens the club going forward.”

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