"He's a proud guy, a great professional and I have nothing but respect for him.
"We need all our players with the number of competitions we are in."
Lee was pleased with the way his side battled back to take a point.
He said: "Neither of the two teams would like to be in this position and I felt there was a lack of confidence in our side.
"That is understandable given our results but there was no lack of commitment and I was pleased about that side of our game.
"We are not firing on all cylinders but are showing gradual improvement and that is what I'm looking for."