Kitson: I turned down bigger clubs for Stoke move

Former Reading striker Dave Kitson says he turned down bigger clubs in favour of a regular game at Stoke City.

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Kitson, 28, said: "I personally like the attraction of playing for a club that's up against it.

"I could have gone elsewhere and sat on somebody's bench and been a Premier League footballer for the length of that contract.

"But that isn't why I became a footballer.

"I became a footballer to play at the highest level, which is the Premier League.

"And Stoke are offering me 38 games of that - that's why I'm here."

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