Cureton: This year one of my best

PUBLISHED: 10:04 05 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:04 05 May 2015

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham and Redbridge scores the opening Daggers goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham and Redbridge scores the opening Daggers goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Veteran striker thrilled with 20-goal haul in debut campaign with Daggers

Jamie Cureton says his first season with Dagenham & Redbridge ranks as one of the greatest in his 22-year career.

The evergreen forward has played for 14 clubs and scored 278 times so far in his time as a professional footballer.

His strike against Exeter City took him to 20 goals in all competitions and admits that doing so well at 39 makes it one of his best campaigns to date.

“It’s up there because of my age. Most people thought I wouldn’t play that many games, especially at a club like Dagenham, which was a club people expected to struggle,” said Cureton.

“To score 20 goals and play as many games, it’s up there as one of my best seasons.

“Everything I do from now on is something I’m very proud of.”

The attacker has recently signed a new one-year deal to remain with the Victoria Road club.

He insists that if he carries his current goalscoring form into next year, he has no thoughts of handing up his boots just yet.

“You get to my age and there’s always doubts and everyone thinks is that your last season. I’ve proved again I’m still going and still fit.

“I’ve played nearly 50 games, finishing games all the time. I feel great.

“I’ll enjoy the summer and come back again and expect to play and score as many goals again.”

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