Barnet have signed experienced former Fulham and Queens Park Rangers winger Lee Cook following a stint in Greece last season

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Barnet have signed former Fulham and Queens Park Rangers winger Lee Cook, subject to international clearance.

The 32-year-old has been on trial with the Bees through pre-season and with Dan Bradley returning to Alfreton, Martin Allen has been keen to add another wide player to his ranks.

Cook spent last season at Greek side Apollon Smyrni, having previously played the majority of his career in the Football League.

Born in Hammersmith, Cook shot to prominance with boyhood club Queens Park Rangers after moving from Championship rivals Watford in 2004 for a tribunal set fee of £125,000.

The 5ft 9in wideman joined the Hornets from local side Aylesbury United in 1999 and progressed through Watford's youth system to make 64 appearances for the Hornets, scoring seven goals.

Having joined the R's following the expiration of his contract at Vicarage Road, Cook went on to establish himself as a fans' favourite at Loftus Road, making 127 appearances for the Hoops during a three-year spell with the West London outfit.

Signed by Premier League side Fulham for £2.5m in 2007, Cook donated his signing on fee to the financially beleaguered Hoops - a gesture which ensured his status as a favourite at the Loft.

Serious injury cruelly struck before Cook could make his competitive debut for the Cottagers and following loan stints with Charlton Athletic and QPR, Cook returned to join Rangers in 2009 but was unable to recapture the form which had seen him move to the Premier League.

Loan moves to Leyton Orient and Charlton provided Cook with regular football as a lack of first team chance at Rangers saw the tricky winger make just 29 appearances during his second spell at the club.

Cook spent the 2012/13 season at Leyton Orient after being released by QPR and made 45 outings in all competitions for Russell Slade's side prior to moving to the Greek Superleague.

He becomes Barnet's seventh summer signing after the captures of Sam Muggleton, John Akinde, Charlie MacDonald, Bondz N'Gala, Sam Togwell and Sam Cowler.

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