The return of favourites Glen Little and Dave Kitson may give Reading that last extra boost to clinch promotion in stunning fashion. The pair have been ruthlessly pulled as Reading form has stumbled recently. Manager Steve Coppell never really want to get rid of the pair in the first place as they both ventured for extended Premier League adventures. Their return is not a massive surprise as leaving Reading doesn’t mean your career is necessarily going to prosper (Ask Nicky Shorey or Ibrahima Sonko about that), the return of the duo symbolises that it was at Reading they played their best football. After he joined Potsmouth, Little found himself drifting in and out the team endlessly and even an impressive 45 minutes against Italian giants AC Milan couldn’t make him a regular under Paul Hart or Tony Adams. He left Reading last summer after his contract ran out, even though the club offered him a new one he rejected the terms to join Pompey, obviously the lure of the FA Cup and European football was too difficult to turn down and rightly so. But as Portsmouth fight for pretty much nothing in every department, Little was eager to get some football and there would be no one better than joining the club he already knows and if he does well there maybe another Premier League for him. Kitson on the other hand couldn’t score a goal to save his life at Stoke City as his 10 starts haven’t warranted too much. The ex-shelf packer was sensational at Reading where his scored a very respectable 54 goals in 104 games and manager Steve Coppell would hope he could repeat feat that for the rest of the season. Since the arrival of James Beattie, Kitson has been overlooked on many occasions and it feels like Tony Pulis has lost of faith in him. These two can only be to Reading’s benefit, Little and Kitson can be those players to fire Reading to promotion again. These last ten games are the most difficult part to the rest of the season and Reading have got two quality signings. They were two of the vital members of their famous 2005 record-breaking season where Reading went up as champions and they have no reason why they can’t do it again this season.
1. Main Columnist for Reading FC fanzine - the whiff 2. Contributor for Southampton Solent University Newspaper - Solent Star 3. Report on Sixth Form Presentation Day published in Reading Chronicle, Reading Evening Post and the Henley Standard 4. Contributor to Solent University Magazine - RE:SUS
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