Cureton hoping to help Daggers beat former club

PUBLISHED: 16:36 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:36 18 September 2014

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham &  Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal at Burton Albion on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal at Burton Albion on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Former Cheltenham forward looking to find net on return

Daggers forward Jamie Cureton has become accustomed to playing against former clubs, but does admit this weekend will be a little stranger than normal due to how recently he departed Cheltenham Town.

The 39-year-old spent the 2013/14 campaign with the Robins, scoring 11 times in 36 league appearances, before leaving in the summer and joining the Victoria Road side.

Cureton concedes it will be a bit strange on Saturday, but knows he has a job to do for his current team and will be doing all he can to haunt Cheltenham this weekend.

“Yes it is strange, especially if you have just left them,” admitted Cureton. “It is alright and as I have always said, you are employed by a certain club so loyalties go out the window because you have to do a job for them. I’ll be going down there with Dagenham hoping to help us try and win the game.

“I’ll chat to the Cheltenham boys after the game and wish them all the best before it, but loyalties are with Dagenham. They are my club and I’ll do my best to try and get three points for us.”

Cureton would love to find the net against his former club, but he appreciates it will be a hard task for Daggers this weekend, as his former side have started the season strongly.

He hopes they can at least pick up a point and try to regain some of the momentum they have lost, as prior to defeats versus Portsmouth, Cambridge United and Northampton Town, Daggers had gone three games unbeaten.

Cureton is now hoping they regain some of that momentum by picking up a result at Whaddon Road.

He added: “It would be nice to get one down there and it is always nice when you score against your old clubs, it always makes things a bit sweeter.

“The important thing for me and the club is we go down there and don’t lose the game and we try to take something from it.

“Cheltenham have done very well, they have not really changed too much, but they have started very well. They have some good players and once you are on a roll it does help.

“Momentum is the key and sometimes you’ll win games you shouldn’t and come back in games and draw them and that is sort of what happens when you are on a roll.

“Where as it can go the other way when you are not on a roll because you tend to lose games you think you should win and it is a case of trying to snap out of it as quick as possible. I think every game is winnable for us so we will go there full of confidence.”


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