Cureton: Orient’s success a big factor in me joining

Striker Jamie Cureton admits that Orient’s success last season was a big factor in his decision to sign for the club.

The 35-year-old, who was top-scorer at Exeter City last season, has signed a one-year deal, with a further 12-month option, as Orient manager Russell Slade beat off competition from several clubs for his signature.

“The fact Leyton Orient did well last year was a big factor in me wanting to come here,” said Cureton.

“I was impressed with the way they played, they had a good set-up and only just missed out on the play-offs.

“The manager is very enthusiastic and wanted to bring me to the club.

“He spoke very well about what his plans were and that impressed me.

“It’s a club that wants to give it a really good go. I don’t want to be somewhere that’s just happy to sit around – Orient look like they are moving in the right direction and there is no reason why we can’t do very well in the league again.”

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Cureton signed just as the O’s reported back for pre-season training and the striker admitted: “It’s great to get things sorted out.

“It had been dragging a bit for me over the summer and I had a few different options.

“It’s just been weighing them up really and speaking to people, so it’s nice to get something signed and I can now focus on having a good season.

“I’m a hard-working player and I’ll bring experience to the team, but hopefully the biggest thing I’ll add is goals.”