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Veteran striker Jamie Cureton signs for St Albans City

ST ALBANS CITY have shown a sign of their promotion intent, signing veteran striker Jamie Cureton following his departure from Eastleigh.

The 41-year-old, released by Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of last season following relegation from League Two, had started this campaign at Farnborough.

He scored eight times for the Southern Central outfit before earning a move back up the Pyramid, signing for National League side Eastleigh in September.

Cureton scored once in seven appearances for the Spitfires but decided to leave the club following manager Ronnie Moore’s exit and he has now been snapped up by the Saints.

Ian Allinson’s side have won six of their last seven league games to move them up to second in the National League South behind leaders Maidenhead United.

The Saints are the joint-highest scorers in the division and they have further bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Cureton.

A man with undoubted pedigree, Cureton has terrorised defences for 20 years, scoring over 250 goals in 700 professional appearances for the likes of Bristol Rovers, Reading, Norwich City and Exeter.

He goes straight into the St Albans squad to face troubled Margate on Saturday and boss Allinson is understandably delighted with his latest addition.

Allinson said: “Jamie has always been a goalscorer and when he became available I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to bring him to Clarence Park and strengthen the squad as we go into a busy period.

“We have had to beat of competition from a number of different clubs to secure Jamie’s signature, I would like to thank the owners for backing me with this deal.”

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