Former Norwich City loan player moves on again

PUBLISHED: 12:08 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 12:08 22 May 2020

Leroy Lita had a successful loan spell at Norwich City Picture: Archant

Leroy Lita had a successful loan spell at Norwich City Picture: Archant

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Former Canaries loan striker Leroy Lita has joined Southern Premier Central Nuneaton Borough.

The 35-year-old joined City on a one-month deal from Reading in October 2008, scoring four goals in six games, including a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Wolves. The loan was twice extended and Lita ended up scoring seven goals in 16 appearances over three months.

Lita had retired last August but went on to play for Haverhill Rovers, Salisbury and National League South club Chelmsford City..

Nuneaton manager Jimmy Ginnelly said: “These sort of players don’t come onto Nuneaton’s radar very often so we moved quickly and obviously all of us here at the Boro are very excited.

“The main thing that he seemed to understand was that this move wasn’t about money and it was a breath of fresh air to sit with a new signing that isn’t trying to hold the club to ransom for the most money he can get. He simply wants to give some of his footballing experience back to his local club.”

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