Cureton can be spot on

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.


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“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.

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“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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