Cureton keen to lead from the front

PUBLISHED: 14:52 06 May 2015

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Attacker confident he can keep firing after signing new contract

Jamie Cureton believes he can make a similar impact at Dagenham & Redbridge next year after signing a new one-year deal to remain with the club.

The striker was the club’s leading scorer as he smashed in 20 goals in his debut season with the Victoria Road outfit.

And the Daggers’ Player of the Year is confident he can be just as effective leading the attack next season.

“I feel great. I’m waiting at some point for maybe something to happen to my body, but I’m enjoying it. I put my body on the line, but I feel really good,” added Cureton.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing, training and everything about being a professional footballer.

“I’ve spoken to players who have retired and they’ve said to play as long as you can. As long as I feel I’m doing myself justice for the team and for everyone else, I’ll keep going.”

Next season will be the evergreen forward’s 22nd as a professional footballer having made his debut for Norwich City in the Premier League.

But as for how long he can continue playing, the 39-year-old says that is a question he cannot answer just yet.

“It’s year by year. I’ll see how it goes next year. If I score loads of goals again, then I’ll go again the year after that,” added Cureton.

“I’ve proved again I’m still going and still fit. I’ll enjoy the summer and come back again and expect to play and score as many goals again.”

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