Opta Feature: Leroy Lita

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England may have failed to reach the final of the Uefa Under-21 Championship but certain players head off on their summer holidays with their reputations enhanced.

One of those men is Reading striker Leroy Lita who bagged three goals in four games and generally looked threatening for the rookie squad.

Lita settled well in his first season in the Premiership, scoring seven times as the Royals secured a top-half finish at the first attempt. His chance conversion of 15% was better than that of team-mate Dave Kitson's, and his stand-out game was the 2-0 win at Manchester City when he scored twice in the final 11 minutes to secure the points for the Royals.

Lita's promise saw him make the final cut for the international summer tournament in Holland and he rewarded England boss Stuart Pearce with three strikes from just four shots on target, a devastating record.

PlayerLeroy Lita 
TeamPrmeiership 06-07UEFA U21 Champs
Appearances334
Minutes On Pitch2,005265
Goal Attempts  
Goals73
Mins per goal286.488.3
Shots On Target204
Shots Off Target267
Shooting Accuracy43%36%
Chance Conversion15%27%
Passing  
Goal Assists20
Total Passes41146
Pass Completion %63%59%

The one blemish on Lita's copybook in the Under 21 tournament was his missed penalty against Czech Republic, so perhaps he was fortunate to be off the pitch when England commenced their spot-kick shoot-out with the Netherlands in the semi-final.