Kitson returns to Reading

10 March 2009 09:46
Dave Kitson has become the latest player to rejoin Reading after securing a loan move from Stoke City. The Royals brought Glen Little back to the club from Portsmouth over the weekend and Kitson has also now returned to the Madejski Stadium. The striker has endured a miserable time at Premier League strugglers Stoke since becoming the club's record signing last summer. Kitson has failed to score in 18 appearances for the Potters and has not featured in a first-team game for almost two months. Stoke boss Tony Pulis added James Beattie and Henri Camara to his squad during the January transfer window to further limit Kitson's opportunities. Pulis has now allowed the 29-year-old to spend the rest of the season on loan at Reading, with the option of a permanent move if the club win promotion. "Dave has found it hard here, there's no doubt about that, and this is a good move for him in so many ways," Pulis told the Sentinel. "He's going back to a place he knows well, rather than starting afresh again, and it is a great chance for him to get some games, some goals, and some confidence. "He just been unfortunate of late with the increasing competition here for places in attack." Kitson, who previously joined Reading in December 2003 from Cambridge United, could be involved in the squad for Tuesday's game at home to the Championship's bottom club Charlton Athletic.

Source: SKY_Sports