Move may not be final for Cureton

Jamie Cureton still has a future at Carrow Road - despite being allowed to join Barnsley on a three-month loan. The 33-year-old hasn't scored since Easter and started only three games for City this season, falling down the pecking order behind loan players Antoine Sibierski, Leroy Lita and Arturo Lupoli.

Jamie Cureton still has a future at Carrow Road - despite being allowed to join Barnsley on a three-month loan. The 33-year-old hasn't scored since Easter and started only three games for City this season, falling down the pecking order behind loan players Antoine Sibierski, Leroy Lita and Arturo Lupoli.

With Cureton at Barnsley and Chris Martin having started the season at Luton, it means manager Glenn Roeder doesn't have a first team striker he can call his own. But the door isn't closed on Cureton.

“Not necessarily, no,” said Roeder. “It might be just what he needs to kick-start his playing first team football again, because I have noticed in the last month it has really been getting him down and wearing him out. When you are 33 you know realistically you are in the last couple of seasons of your career and you don't want to be spending any more time than you have to in the stands or on the bench. The few times he had got on to the pitch recently he didn't seem the same Jamie Cureton.

“There are a couple of young players in Arturo and OJ (Koroma) who are trying to push their way into the team - younger, fresher legs. He didn't let us down in a couple of games he was involved in and as a 33-year-old he was getting more and more frustrated. You could see it was really getting him down.”


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