Cureton can be spot on

PUBLISHED: 14:06 20 July 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 14 September 2010

Jamie Cureton staked the first claim to becoming Norwich City's regular penalty king when he scored from the spot in the 4-0 win at King's Lynn on Wednesday night.

Jamie Cureton staked the first claim to becoming Norwich City's regular penalty king when he scored from the spot in the 4-0 win at King's Lynn on Wednesday night.

But manager Peter Grant does not plan to have a designated penalty taker to replace Robert Earnshaw, who scored four times from the spot last season.

Said Grant: “I'm not one for that because I always think that becomes a problem if somebody's not on the pitch.”

Instead, he's happy for whoever has the nerve to grab the ball and get on with it - though it could, of course, prove to be Cureton more often than not.

“Penalty takers take care of themselves because they're the ones that want the ball on the day,” he said.

“There are a hell of a lot of penalty takers in training but when it comes to the match day a lot of people get the white streak up their back.

“I'm very, very conscious of that and I always think people on the pitch dictate that. You can see with somebody going and grabbing the ball, wanting to take that responsibility. I'm all for that.”

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