Date: 7th May 2014 at 7:16pm
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Striker Jamie Cureton has met with manager Mark Yates today after returning from the course he was on, and he has now been released also.

Cureton joined us last summer from Exeter on a 12 month deal and that runs out this summer and he will now become a free agent again.

In his time with us he played in 36 games and scored 11 times for us in our disappointing campaign, but Yates was quick to point out the professionalism of the elder statesman both on and off the pitch, and the decision was taken because he wants to go in a different direction for next season and that would leave Cureton surplus to requirements and there is still game time left in him.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer explained.

‘I want to freshen it up and go with a younger squad. Jamie has scored 11 goals and could have had a few more for us but I just want to go in a slightly different direction. I’ve felt at times that I have tried to accommodate two strikers when perhaps it hasn’t suited the rest of the team. He has been a model pro for us in terms of his attitude because he is first in at the training ground and looks after himself.’

I’d be surprised if he was ready to hang up his boots yet and his clinical touch in front of goal should see him get a good few offers over the summer.