Coppell pleased for Lita
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading boss Steve Coppell is pleased that charges against Leroy Lita were dropped.
Reading boss Steve Coppell is pleased that police have ended their investigations into allegations regarding striker Leroy Lita.
The former Bristol City hit-man is free to continue his career with the Premiership club after a complaint against the Congo-born star was dropped following confirmation from Avon and Somerset Police.
The 21-year-old was initially charged on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm on August 26 following an alleged incident in Bristol.
The police charges brought club discipline against Lita from The Royals, but Coppell is delighted that the matter is now been drawn to a conclusion.
"Obviously, I'm pleased any allegations have been dropped and he can concentrate fully now on football rather than have a cloud hanging over him," Coppell told Sky Sports News.
"We disciplined him, not because of the alleged incident, but because of where he was, when he was, after an away game.
"He'd been in trouble in Bristol before, but he lives here now, this is his home. The discipline was between us and has been sorted."