Coppell pleased with Kitson capture
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Royals have lost their last three games, all 3-0, which prompted Coppell to press ahead and capture Kitson from Cambridge United for an initial fee of £150,000.
Kitson is not available for Sunday's clash with Walsall but Coppell will look for the 23-year-old to hit the ground running against Preston North End next Saturday.
"Dave is a promising young player from the lower leagues who can give us a bit more variety up front," said Coppell. "And I hope he can fulfil his potential with this great opportunity."
Kitson believes he is capable of proving his worth in Division One.
"I've had some good years at Cambridge but I've earned the chance to prove myself at this level and I hope I can do that," he told the club's website.
"Hopefully I can come in, hold my own and prove my worth. I'm grateful for this chance and I can't wait to get out there."