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Jamie’s back for Blues

jc300-2New Blues’ boss Adam Flint has made a major addition to his squad with the announcement that veteran striker Jamie Cureton will return to the ProKit (UK) Stadium for the 2018/19 season.

The 42-year-old hit ten goals in 20 appearances having made his debut against Royston Town on New Year’s Day after joining from Farnborough Town. His strike against St Ives Town in February helped Blues secure a 4-3 win and was his 300th goal in senior football.

Boss Adam Flint is delighted with his most recent signing: “Jamie adds much needed experience as well as class to a young squad. It’s great to have him on board.”

Cureton began his professional career with Norwich City, before moving on to Bristol Rovers. In 1993, he turned down an offer from Manchester United to stay at Carrow Road.

The Bristol-born striker achieved significant status with the Norwich fans when he dyed his hair yellow and green for a derby game against Ipswich Town in 1996 and subsequently scoring in the same fixture

His time at Rovers saw an impressive 72 goals in 174 games, and a move to Reading proved equally successful with 50 goals in 108 appearances – and spell that impressed a group of fans so much they paid to have a newly discovered star named after him.jc3

Spells at Korean side Busan Ipark, Queens Park Rangers, Swindon and Colchester United (where won the Golden Boot in the Championship with 24 goals) followed before returning to Norwich in 2007. His three years back at Carrow Road saw only sporadic appearances, punctuated by loan spells at Barnsley and Shrewsbury Town.

He left Norwich in the summer of 2010 to join Exeter City,and also had spells at Leyton Orient and Cheltenham Town before competing his Football League career in 2014/15 season at Dagenham & Redbridge where he won the club’s player-of-the-year award.

In total he scored 278 goals in the top four divisions of the English game, and as well as three spells at Farnborough has also played at St Albans City and Eastleigh