Reading manager backs Kitson for England

Four seasons ago, Dave Kitson was playing for Cambridge United in League Two, yet he’s proven himself as Premier League class this term with eight goals scored to date. The Guardian now report that his Reading manager has backed the flame-haired striker for an England call-up, something that would surely constitute a shock, even taking into account the single-mindedness of new England manager Fabio Capello.

“Kits would give any team something that other combinations wouldn’t. He is good in the air, can use his left and right foot and has decent pace and knowledge of the game,” he said.

“He has got a spark – he is different. He is a target man yet he is subtle. The bigger men now have skills on the floor, it is not just about being a head on a stick. From a skill point of view he could play at any level, no problem.”

The striker does appear to have a flip side however. He was sent off within minutes of coming on as a substitute in the Royals opening day game at Old Trafford, has spoken out negatively regarding the FA Cup and recently received a driving ban. Will Kits really be given a chance to play at the highest level?

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