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Cureton looking to shoot down Robins

13:30 30 January 2015

Jamie Cureton scores for Dagenham & Redbridge against former club Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Jamie Cureton scores for Dagenham & Redbridge against former club Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Experienced forward has found net eight times in 29 appearances this year, but failed to score in last seven matches

Jamie Cureton has scored eight times for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton has scored eight times for Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton believes this weekend’s fixture against Cheltenham Town is crucial in Dagenham & Redbridge’s battle to avoid relegation this season.

The 39-year-old played for the Robins last year, but is looking to get one over his former club when they visit Victoria Road on Saturday.

Jamie Cureton's last goal for Dagenham & Redbridge was against Bury on November 29 (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton's last goal for Dagenham & Redbridge was against Bury on November 29 (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

He hopes Wayne Burnett’s team can build on their unbeaten start to 2015 on home soil and pick up what would be a vital win against Cheltenham, who have struggled in recent months achieving just two league wins since October 25.

“It is always nice to play against your old teams,” said Cureton, who scored 11 times for Robins last season.

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal with Alex Jakubiak at Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal with Alex Jakubiak at Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

“It is another big game and they are in and around us in the table. It is a home game so we have got to be looking to take three points out of it because it will draw them closer to us and drag us away from the lower end of the table.

“We have had a win and a draw and two clean sheets in 2015 at home, so our form has not been too bad.

“And any time you play a team in and around you it is important to pick up points.”

Cureton is surprised his former club have struggled this season as he felt they made some strong additions to their squad during the summer.

He also has fond memories of the previous encounter between the two teams on September 20, as he received a good reception at Whaddon Road.

Cureton opened the scoring that day before Daggers conceded late on to draw 1-1.

At the time it seemed a good point with Cheltenham in a play-off position, but they have dropped down the table since and sit 17th now.

“I am a little bit surprised Cheltenham have struggled,” added Cureton.

“Last year they didn’t do great (finishing 17th), but you look at the squad and they have added to it as well.

“They seem to be slipping slowly down so it is a surprise. I was pleased with the previous game because I got a good reception and it was nice to come away with a goal.

“It was a shame we didn’t get the three points. We played ok on the day against a team that, at the time, were doing well.”

Daggers had a habit of conceding goals late on during the first half of the campaign – as they did at Whaddon Road.

But Cureton believes they are over that problem now and will start moving up the table soon.

He added: “We have turned the corner a bit. Hopefully we can get back to the form we showed earlier in the season when we were creating chances and scoring goals.

“If we do that and stay as we are at the back, being solid, then we will pick up plenty of points before the end of the season.”

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