RICHARD Lee admits he came close to quitting Brentford after just TWO games.
The Bees keeper had a slow start to life at Griffin Park after his summer switch from Watford, with rookie Simon Moore preferred to him for the curtain-raiser at Carlisle.
Former boss Andy Scott brought in Alex McCarthy and then Ben Hamer on loan as Lee was forced to watch from the sidelines.
The 28-year-old revealed he had a bust-up with Scott after the arrival of Hamer from Reading, and was close to walking away from TW8.
He said: "Having gone 18 months without playing, I was a bit disappointed to be only given two pre-season games - It's not enough to get going.
"I pulled him [Andy Scott] a few times to find out what was going on and I was told to keep doing well in training and I will get a chance, but that wasn't the case.
"We had a big argument after he signed Ben Hamer without letting me know. It seemed like I was banging my head against a brick wall.
"I was going to walk out. I went and saw my dad and told him I didn't want to do this."
Lee's heroics in the Carling Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy coupled with Hamer's late arrival eventually earned him a starting spot in the league game against Bournemouth in November.
And the shot-stopper has now cemented his spot between the sticks with a string of commanding displays prompting Hamer's early return to the Madjeski.
Lee added: "I stuck with it and this season has been a dream since. It was a tough start but the fans have been fantastic with me.
"The games against Hull and Stevenage were massive, and if they hadn't have gone my way I might not be here."
Brentford go into tomorrow night's clash with Huddersfield in 14 th place, 15 points outside the play-off places with 11 games to go.
And Lee admits a place in the end of season lottery is out of their grasp.
"The play-offs might be out of reach now but we've still got pride to play for," he said.
"You never know, some teams might drop a few and we could get a sniff."
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