Jamie Cureton: Dagenham striker happy with new contract

Jamie Cureton
Cureton made his professional debut for Norwich in November 1994

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton says it was an easy decision to sign a new one-year contract with League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge.

The 39-year-old scored 19 league goals this season, finishing as the second-highest goalscorer in the fourth tier.

"I've been in discussions. I was always happy to stay and sign," he told the club website.external-link

"The way they've treated me, it just seems silly to maybe move away from something that has been so good."

He added: "I've been in situations before where I've moved and thought after maybe I should've stayed."

Cureton joined the Daggers on a free transfer after leaving Cheltenham last summer.

He made the most appearances of any player in the Dagenham squad this season, missing only one league game and scoring a total of 20 goals in 48 outings.

"To get 20 goals and play the amount of games I have has been very good," the former Norwich trainee said.

"It's nice to get something done just as the season is finishing so I can enjoy my summer."

Cureton, who has played for 13 different League clubs, agreed a new deal with the Daggers on Sunday.

He has scored a total of 278 goals in England and earlier this season he set himself the target of reaching 300 career goals before he retired.

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