Coppell disappointed at Lita
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Coppell has admitted he is 'very disappointed' at his striker Leroy Lita.
Reading manager Steve Coppell has admitted he is 'very disappointed' at his striker Leroy Lita following his arrest last weekend.
Following an alleged incident in Bristol, Lita travelled with Royals' director of football Nicky Hammond to speak with police on Wednesday.
Coppell has now issued a statement revealing his discontent with Lita - who he admits could not be dropped from his team as a result.
"Personally I am very disappointed. I have to ask what he was doing in Bristol," said Coppell.
"The players had five hours travelling back from Wigan and wouldn't have arrived in Reading until 11pm. He's then driven another hour and a half to get to Bristol.
"I don't have all the details yet, but it could have an affect on my team selection. I will be speaking with Leroy on Thursday."