Lita Short Of Match Fitness!

Last updated : 05 August 2009 By Boro Mad

Lita has been training on his own to maintain general fitness levels, but has not played any pre-season football.

Leroy Lita: “It was frustrating for me at Reading and I was looking to get away for a long time.

“I trained hard and I was happy to go on loan to Norwich. I enjoyed that but it cemented my determination to move on.”

With defender Rhys Williams being Boro’s only regular goalscorer in pre-season with four goals, Southgate clearly needs Lita in his squad as quickly as possible.