Leroy Lita delighted with Brighton & Hove Albion chance

On-loan Swansea City forward Leroy Lita thanks Brighton & Hove Albion for giving him first-team football.

Leroy Lita has thanked Brighton & Hove Albion for giving him the "opportunity" to play first-team football this season.

The forward, who completed a loan move from Swansea City last month, netted his first goal in Brighton's 3-1 win over Doncaster Rovers at the weekend.

"As soon as Brighton's interest was confirmed and everything was agreed I packed my bags and drove straight down from Swansea," he told PA.

"It's not been a nice time for me, training all week and then sitting at home on a matchday, but that's behind me now.

"I'm just delighted to be given the opportunity to play for Brighton and score goals for the team because I have missed it."

Lita has not appeared for Swansea this season.

Leroy Lita of Sheffield Wednesday in action during the npower Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough at Hillsborough on May 4, 2013
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