The reserve team hitman - 18 goals already this term in the FA Premier Reserve League - made the substitutesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ bench for the first time this season in SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Premiership victory against Charlton.
Things looked good for the 21-year-old to make his debut with us coasting into a 3-0 lead but the chances of Ã¢â‚¬ËœBarneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ stepping into the action diminished when Jerome Thomas pulled a goal back for Charlton in the 69th minute.
Nevertheless, it was a day to remember. "It was great to be in the squad and to make the bench and I was itching to get on but it just didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen," reflected Lee back at Spurs Lodge this week.
"I felt at 3-0 there might be a chance of a striker getting on but I was warming up when they scored and although I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know straight away, I had the feeling then that might have been my chance gone.
"IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get my head down again in training this week, work hard and hopefully IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be in the squad again.
"The lads made me really welcome and the reaction from the fans was brilliant - the fact they gave me a great reception is something IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll always remember and no-one can take that away from me."
Lee Barnard will never forget stepping out at the Lane for the first time in the Premiership.