Reading striker Lita staying with Charlton

Last updated at 13:13 27 March 2008

Charlton have extended Reading striker Leroy Lita's loan spell at the Valley

until the end of the season.

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The 23-year-old, who joined the Addicks on an initial one-month deal at the

start of March, has yet to find the net in four appearances for Alan Pardew's


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Dizzy heights: Lita has the chance to help Charlton back into the Premier League if they can finish the season in style

Pardew has opted to keep hold of the former England Under-21 international, who

will now be available for the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs should Charlton

be involved.

Lita scored 14 goals for Reading in their first season in the Barclays Premier

League last term, but has since fallen behind Dave Kitson, Kevin Doyle and Shane

Long in the pecking order at the Madejski Stadium.

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