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Cureton would rather not rest

14:00 04 December 2014

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Daggers forward discusses competition for places at the club and next big match

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the third goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the third goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton may be the oldest outfield player in the Football League, but the 39-year-old would prefer to be playing this weekend than enjoying a rare Saturday without a competitive match.

The Dagenham & Redbridge talisman is disappointed the Victoria Road club aren’t competing in the second round of the FA Cup.

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal against Bury (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal against Bury (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Although he admits it is helpful for him to be able to relax ahead of their next match, a huge six-pointer against fellow League Two strugglers Tranmere Rovers.

“It would have been nice to be playing, but it is our doing isn’t it,” admitted Cureton.

“We had that cup result that was disappointing against Southport. It seems that game was a kick that we needed, though.

“We have now got two wins (against Carlisle United and Bury) since then and confidence is slowly building.

“It is good for me to not have a game because I can take a breather and relax. It is nice because we can all take it a little easier, but I would much rather be playing.”

Confidence has always been good in the Daggers camp, but it has definitely been boosted by their two recent victories.

Cureton wants to continue their good form when they next play on December 13, as they have a tough festive period coming up.

He added: “Hopefully when we come back we can continue this good form and get another home win.

“We have a tough Christmas period coming up, but it would be nice to be further up the table by the time we get to the New Year.

“I think we might come in this Saturday and then next week come in and prepare as normal for Tranmere.”

The competition for places, especially in attack, is currently fierce at Victoria Road.

Manager Wayne Burnett brought Alex Jakubiak and Patrick Agyemang to the club last week to add to his forward options alongside Cureton, Ade Yusuff, Christian Doidge and Rhys Murphy.

And although the 39-year-old has an impressive eight goals to his name this season, he acknowledges that form must continue.

“We have a lot of forward players at the club and the manager always seems to like strengthening in that position,” admitted Cureton.

“It means that everyone has to be on their toes and playing well week in week out.

“Alex has come on against Bury and scored so there is a lot of options for the manager.

“We have all got to keep working hard in training and producing and when you have the shirt you have to make sure you don’t let go of it.”

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