Cureton wrong to join City – Brown

Hull City boss Phil Brown is hoping his players will give striker Jamie Cureton an idea of what he's missed after rejoining Norwich City instead of opening a new chapter in his career at the KC Stadium.

Hull City boss Phil Brown is hoping his players will give striker Jamie Cureton an idea of what he's missed after rejoining Norwich City instead of opening a new chapter in his career at the KC Stadium.

Cureton was on the point of putting pen to paper for the Tigers in the summer when he received an eleventh hour call from the Canaries, instead choosing to return to his first club in an £800,000 move from Colchester.

However, two of his former Colchester colleagues, defender Wayne Brown and forward Richard Garcia, will be in the Hull side tomorrow - and Brown believes he should have had a hat-trick of Layer Road recruits.

“Jamie Cureton is going to be a danger no doubt about it. We need to be switching on when everyone else is switching off because that's the type of thing he does,” said Brown.


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“He's an impish kind of striker that ghosts in and out of games.

“Given the opportunity, he will put the ball in the back of the net and he's been a one in two or three man throughout his career and that's why I wanted him here.

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“Of course I was disappointed that he decided to stay in East Anglia but that was his call and we could do nothing about it.

“Let's hope that we are able to show Jamie Cureton tomorrow that it was the wrong move.”

After losing their opening home game 3-2 to Plymouth, before grabbing a 1-1 draw at Coventry last Saturday, Brown says Hull must beat City.

“The bottom line is that we've got to go out and win tomorrow at all costs.

“I'm not looking to put any added pressure on the team but I'm 100 per cent driven to putting this home form right.

“I'm not looking to draw the game, that's for sure, but in the pursuit of winning, I'm not going to go silly - it has to be right at both ends.

“That clean sheet mentality is a must and we need to show a no-nonsense approach to the game.”

Cureton said there had been pre-match banter between him and former team-mate Wayne Brown.

“I spoke to him the other day. He told me to calm down and stop scoring but I'm sure he's going to be kicking me everywhere, to be honest. He didn't mind doing it in training at Colchester so I'm sure he's going to do it again on Saturday.

“It's a nice test to go up and play against a few old team-mates. I'm not really a kicking type. As long as I score, I'll be pleased.

“If I can keep the run going I'll be delighted but the first thing is to get a result, whether that's a win or a draw. It's another point or three points towards what we're trying to achieve.”

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