Former Premier League player joins Salisbury FC

Leroy Lita

Published at 2:41pm 27th September 2019. (Updated at 5:48pm 27th September 2019)

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The Whites have confirmed their latest addition brings vast league experience including two seasons with Reading.

Striker Leroy Lita has signed for Salisbury FC.

He earned nine Under 21 caps whilst with the Royals and after they were relegated to the Championship he revived his Premier League involvement with Swansea City in 2011.

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In all, Leroy Lita has made well over 350 appearances in his career which included involvement at:-

  • Bristol City
  • Middlesbrough
  • Barnsley
  • Yeovil Town
  • Along with loan spells at Norwich City, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday Brighton and Notts County, scoring over 100 goals

The name Leroy Lita will be familiar to Salisbury FC's FA Cup opponents next week, Margate, where he played at Youth level and renewed the association by signing for them in 2018.

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In addition, 18 year old midfielder Gabriel Rogers has joined on a Youth Loan until the end of October, from Yeovil Town.

Both would be available for the League encounter tomorrow (Saturday 28th Sept) with Hartley Wintney.

Salisbury FC Manager Steve Claridge is pleased with the signings:

“We have taken steps to cater for a potentially very busy period ahead, when we could be involved in two games a week. Both players trained with us this week and showed a great attitude."

"Leroy and Gabriel were both eager to join us, and although initially these are short-term arrangements I am hopeful that their involvement will continue, depending of course on how things work out."

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