David Barry Kitson (born 21 January 1980 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) is an English footballer who plays for Reading as a striker, on loan from Stoke City.
Kitson is one of the most famous players that has played for Cambridge United and Arlesey Town in the past few years. The tall striker was a prolific asset to both teams, scoring on a regular basis. Kitson has several strengths as a striker: strength, pace and an ability to find the net from anywhere around the box. Despite this he wasn't considered good enough to play professional football as a youngster. In his late teens Kitson gave up on football with his local club Hitchin Town, and concentrated on his day job at national supermarket chain Sainsbury's, as a frozen food stacker. Luckily for both him and his future clubs he was signed by Cambridge after being spotted playing against their reserve side in a friendly for non-league Arlesey Town.
His sale to Reading on 26 December 2003, for £150,000 was the cause of some controversy at Cambridge as fans believed he was worth much more than the fee the club had received (although it has since been reported this figure has risen, thanks to appearance related bonuses and a promotion...
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