Cureton joins Barnsley on loan

Norwich City striker Jamie Cureton has joined Barnsley in a three-month emergency loan deal. There is a 24-hour recall clause in the deal with Barnsley after 28 days of Cureton's loan spell has elapsed.

Norwich City striker Jamie Cureton has joined Barnsley in a three-month emergency loan deal.

Cureton will be eligible to make his debut for Barnsley on Saturday at Nottingham Forest - where he was an unused substitute for the Canaries last weekend.

There is a 24-hour recall clause in the deal after 28 days of Cureton's loan spell at Oakwell has elapsed.

He will not be eligible to play in the FA Cup for the Yorkshire club, nor can he play against the Canaries at Carrow Road on January 17.


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City boss Glenn Roeder said: “Jamie asked to go out on loan about a month ago. At that time it didn't suit us to let him go, but understandably in the last month he has become frustrated by the lack of first-team starts and he also feels that Arturo Lupoli is ahead of him in the first team picture.

“As a result he feels he needs to get a move in order to get some first team football and he now has that opportunity for the next three months with Barnsley. Jamie did well for the club last year in a very difficult time for the club and we will just have to wait and see what happens long-term when the three months is up.”

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Cureton, 33, scored the winner against Barnsley at Carrow Road last February, but has not scored for the first team since his hat-trick against former club Colchester in March.

He has scored 20 goals in 92 appearances for City, in two spells.

Barnsley boss Simon Davey said: “We have lost Iain Hume and our thoughts are with him but we need to ensure we have the firepower to maintain our excellent run. Jamie is a player I have admired for a long time and has a fantastic goalscoring record. He is another piece in the jigsaw here.

“He is a goalscorer and is proven at this level and if he gets the opportunity then he will put it into the back of the net. We are on a fantastic run at the moment and now is the right time to strengthen. Having spoken with his representatives and to Jamie, we know that he wanted to come here. We wanted Jamie and we have signed him.”

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