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Former Reading and Bristol City striker Leroy Lita signs for Stratford Town from fellow Southern Premier Central outfit Nuneaton Borough



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EXPERIENCED striker Leroy Lita will be looking to remedy the lack of goals being scored at Stratford Town after joining from fellow Southern Premier Central side Nuneaton Borough.

The 37-year-old is immediately available for the clash against Redditch United tomorrow, Saturday (3pm kick-off) and boss Tim Flowers will be hoping the former Premier League forward can start firing in the goals.

Lita came through the Chelsea youth ranks before signing for Bristol City in 2002 where he would go on to score 38 goals in 100 appearances in all competitions before he made the £1million move to Reading in 2005.

Here he would be part of the Championship-winning team which gained promotion to the Premier League in 2006. However, he would eventually fall out of favour and have loan spells with Charlton Athletic and Norwich City respectively.

During his stint at Madejski Stadium, the former England U21 frontman netted 32 times across 100 outings in all competitions.

Lita then joined Middlesbrough on a free transfer where he would go on to score 20 times in 80 appearances between 2007 and 2009 before joining newly-promoted Premier League side Swansea City where he struggled to get minutes during his three-year stay.

Loan spells with Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton & Hove Albion were included during his time at Swansea before he signed a one-year deal with Barnsley in 2014.

Since then Lita has been around the blocks, having turned out for Notts County, Greek side AO Chania, Yeovil Town, Thailand's Sisaket, Margate, Salisbury City, Chelmsford City and more recently Nuneaton Borough.

During his much-travelled career, Lita has scored 133 goals across 471 appearances and he will be looking to add to that tally with the Bards.



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