Lita praise for Coppell
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading striker Leroy Lita has paid tribute to manager Steve Coppell.
Reading striker Leroy Lita is hoping to continue his wonderful run of form against Aston Villa at the weekend.
The England Under 21 star has bagged nine goals in his last nine games, and is playing a major part in The Royals' excellent debut campaign in the Premiership.
Lita, though, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and is quick to pay tribute to manager Steve Coppell.
"Even though he doesn't say much, you learn a lot from the gaffer," he told Sky Sports News.
"The stuff he does and says and I am glad to be playing under him, I am learning all the time from him and the people around me."
Coppell in return warned Lita will find life harder and harder as defences become aware of his capabilities.
"At the moment he has a real appetite but it is a continuous test this division and the more he gets highlighted by the media and everything," he said.
"The more people are going to be alerted to him and the more they will want to stop him, so life is not going to get any easier for him."