Cureton wants to pick up his second win over Clarets

PUBLISHED: 14:24 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 10 September 2010

Jamie Cureton has already tasted success against Burnley this season and wants a similar result come Saturday evening.

Jamie Cureton has already tasted success against Burnley this season and wants a similar result come Saturday evening.

Striker Jamie Cureton is one Norwich City player to have tasted victory over Burnley this season - and is desperate for his team-mates to share that feeling tomorrow.

Striker Jamie Cureton is one Norwich City player to have tasted victory over Burnley this season - and is desperate for his team-mates to share that feeling tomorrow.

Cureton scored for Barnsley in a 2-1 win at Turf Moor on Boxing Day during his loan spell with the Tykes, and although the Clarets have beaten five Premier League clubs in cup competitions this season and are seventh in the Championship, the 33-year-old is not daunted by their visit to Carrow Road (3pm).

"They are a tough team, definitely, but they're not unbeatable," he said. "I played against them for Barnsley up there and we beat them. They are a good side but I feel, especially at our home ground, we shouldn't be worried about anyone and we should be beating teams.

"Maybe we're a bit more nervous than we could be because of where we are, but our drive has to be getting out of that bottom three and whether it's Reading, Birmingham or whoever we're playing, that is our aim.

"There are no excuses now, we have to go out and perform and we're more than capable of doing that. But it's easy to say that standing here. The 11 picked have to go out and do that."

Cureton believes dropping into the relegation zone could be the wake-up call City need, adding: "I think it's a bit of a reality check, going into the bottom three. Maybe we thought before that we were going to be okay and everything was going to be fine.

"All of a sudden now, it might be the little kick we've needed, that shock to the system and 'Hold on a minute, our futures are on the line'. We don't want to be playing in League One next year. I dropped out when I went down before with the club in the Premier League, and I've never been back since. You never know, your careers can take big turns on things like this and the boys need to realise that, and go out and make sure it doesn't happen.

"You look at it and it starts to look very bad. People have got families, kids, their careers and things like this aren't healthy, so you tend to chat about it more and pull together a bit more, and say 'Look, I need you at the moment' - and it's the opposite way round, you need them. If we finish fourth from bottom, at the end of the day that would be a success now, I think everyone would take that."

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