'He's the complete package': Danny Higginbotham raves about Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Kieran Lee

Danny Higginbotham of Gibraltar in action during the international friendly match between Gibraltar and Slovakia at Estadio do Alagarve on November 19, 2013 in Faro, Portugal.

Lee has shone upon his return to the Sheffield Wednesday XI this month.

Chris Lowe of Huddersfield Town is put under pressure from Kieran Lee of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and...Kieran Lee (right) in action for Sheffield Wednesday

The Sun pundit Danny Higginbotham has chosen Sheffield Wednesday's Kieran Lee as his latest Football League gem.

Lee has only played eight times in 2017, owing to various hip problems, and made his latest comeback in Wednesday's 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

The midfielder assisted the Owls' second goal in that game and scored the third himself, before helping his side to a 2-1 win against Brentford three days later - playing the full 90 minutes after convincing head coach Carlos Carvalhal he was in fact fit to play.

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal

With Lee in the team, Wednesday have only lost once in normal time this calendar year, and writing in his 'Next Higg Thing' column on Friday, Higginbotham identified the 29-year-old as the player Carvalhal's side 'have been missing'.

"He is a is a box-to-box midfielder and the timing of his runs into the penalty area is superb," said the former Sheffield United defender.

"Wednesday play with two up top and the fact Lee likes to run beyond the opposition defence adds to their threat.

"He adds energy and pressing when his side are not on the ball.

"Lee is the complete package for Wednesday."

Danny Higginbotham of Gibraltar in action during the international friendly match between Gibraltar and Slovakia at Estadio do Alagarve on November 19, 2013 in Faro, Portugal.Danny Higginbotham in action for Gibraltar

Higginbotham and Lee both came through the ranks at Manchester United, although Higginbotham was long gone by the time the Tameside native made his Red Devils debut in 2007.

Lee has also spent time at Queens Park Rangers and Oldham Athetic, from whom he moved to Wednesday five years ago.

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