Norwich City sign Lita on loan

Norwich City have signed Reading striker Leroy Lita in a one-month deal, which covers the period up to and including the game against Burnley on Saturday, November 1.

Norwich City have signed Reading striker Leroy Lita in a one-month deal, which covers the period up to and including the game against Burnley on Saturday, November 1.

Lita, 23, a product of Chelsea's youth system, bolsters the striking ranks at Carrow Road.

The 5ft 7in striker fell down The Royals' pecking order last season, which saw him move on loan to Championship side Charlton Athletic in March 2008 where he scored three times in eight league appearances.

Glenn Roeder told the club's official website: "I can't tell you how pleased I am to be able to secure the loan signing of Leroy Lita from Reading. He has a fantastic goalscoring record in the Premier League and the Championship and he is someone that I believe will take the chances that we have been creating but not converting."


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Leroy Lita is available for selection for Saturday's match at Carrow Road against Derby County, kick-off 3pm.

Reading manager Steve Coppell said: "With a lot of strikers here competing for two places, this loan move is the best thing for Leroy at the moment. Reserve team football is not regular or a good enough standard, and he wants to play every week so it's a great opportunity for him to do that at a very competitive level and hopefully score some goals."

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