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Reading striker slates Coppell and wants out!

Will Leroy Lita find another Premier League club? After all, it appears his days at Reading are numbered after the striker spoke out about his lack of first-team action on the BBC website. The England Under-21 international has managed just one goal for the Royals this season, after being used sparingly by manager Steve Coppell.

“I’ve already missed half of the season and I don’t want that to continue,” said Lita. “If I’m not going to get the opportunity here then I have to leave.”

Lita added: “The gaffer doesn’t think I’m good enough but I believe I can play in this team.

“I just haven’t had the chance to show what I can do and I’ve not been given the opportunity.”

However, when given the opportunity last week at Tottenham, Lita passed it up.

“The gaffer said I didn’t want to play but that wasn’t accurate.

“I said to him if I’m going to move on I’d like to not be cup-tied, it wasn’t that I didn’t want to play.”

Yes it was Leroy. Do you think a Manchester United or a Chelsea are going to come in for you? After all, these are the sort of teams that go on a Cup run, not the clubs that you’re good enough to play for. By playing, the forward could at least have put himself in the shop window.

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