Full Name: Lee Peter Constantine
Date of Birth: 25th August 1991
Lee joined Stockport Town FC back in the summer of 2016, since then, and returning from a long-term injury, the midfielder went on to prove to be a vital member of Dave Wild’s Lions at the end of last season.
A teacher day to day, and a former member of Dukinfield Youth, Constantine returns to action in the opening weeks of the 2017/18 season and is raring to go.
“I think it’s been a solid start to the season from the lads, there’s been some tricky games and it’s still a new group of players,” said Constantine. Having picked up an injury in preseason, the midfielder has been on the sidelines, and remains upbeat about his team performances.
Constantine continued: “I think we probably should've beaten Abbey Hulton and perhaps results haven't reflected performances in a couple of them, but that will come I'm sure.
“Life is good [under manager, Dave Wild]. He has the respect of the players and he respects us which is always the most important thing. I think everyone can see how much preparation he puts into training and match days, and is someone who really thinks about the game.
“He knows what he wants and he gives clear instruction.”
Lee has had his share of knocks on the pitch but remains positive about his return and helping the club along the way. He said: “My aspirations are to enjoy my football. After having a really bad couple of years with injuries, and i just want to play well each week and help us get where we want to this year.
“This season, I think playoffs is the absolute minimum for us as a team. We've got a squad that’s more than capable of doing it. Personally, to play a good proportion of the games staying fit is a goal, and then look to probably have a hand in a decent amount of goals, maybe 15.”
Away from football, Constantine is a fan of a number of sports, including tennis, badminton and squash, playing from time to time. Lee is also a fan of travelling and visiting new places, as well as keeping himself fit and healthy in the gym.
The Lions remain 100% at Stockport Sports Village so far this season, and Constantine reinforces the importance of the team’s home form. Lee added: “Home form is important for every team, especially when there’s reasonable travel involved in the league, which means you mostly have your strongest squad for home fixtures and you need to make the most of it.
“I think we’ll be very hard to beat at SSV and that’s probably a target I’d say, to go unbeaten at home this season.”