De Vita Signs For Robins
Italian winger Raffaele De Vita, whose goals helped Swindon Town win the League Two title has signed for the Robins.
De Vita cut short his birthday celebrations with his family in Rome to fly back to the UK to sign a three month deal at Whaddon Road.
A free agent since leaving Bradford City in the summer 27-year-old De Vita only had one season at Valley Parade after two successful years with Swindon Town at the County Ground.
" Raffa will offer us something different. He will add versatility because he can play in a few positions,works hard and can nick a goal. He's a very decent player who I've liked for a time ," said Robins Manager Mark Yates.
"A few clubs were interested in him in the summer but nothing happened and now he wants a chance to put himself out there so we'll see what happens over the next three months. I'm delighted to have him in the squad," added Yates.
De Vita kicked off his football career with Blackburn Rovers but it was with Livingston in Scotland that he hit the headlines , cracking in 22 goals in just 67 games.
Swindon swooped to sign him in the summer of 2011 and he made his debut in Paulo di Canio's first game as manager which ended in a runaway 6-0 win over Crewe Alexandra. De Vita was a key member of the reds promotion team that season helping them to win the championship and promotion to League One.
Raffa will join the squad for training today and Yates added," He's a fit lad but having missed the start of the season we need time to get him up to speed so he won't be in contention straight away."