Kitson: Stoke move a mistake

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Stoke striker Dave Kitson has cast his long-term future with the Potters in doubt after admitting that joining the club was "the worst footballing decision I have made."

The 29-year-old became Stoke's record signing last summer when he signed from Reading for £5.5million but after just 16 Barclays Premier League appearances - and no goals - is back with Steve Coppell's side on loan until the end of the season.

Kitson, who is set to make his second debut for the Royals in Saturday's Coca-Cola Championship clash with Ipswich, told the Reading Evening Post: "It was my fault - I made the decision to go to Stoke, no-one made me and it was probably the worst footballing decision I have made."

He added: "That Reading team probably had two or three more years in it and it was a shame to see it break up prematurely.

"I felt it should have still been in the Premier League and I was angry that it wasn't.

"Everyone gets frustrated in their job, but rather than looking at what I had and what I could have achieved I chose not to be a part of that.

"I have played for Cambridge and Reading, not huge fashionable clubs and I thought going to Stoke might be a chance to help another unfashionable side do well.

"It was just not right for me. In hindsight it was a mistake."

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