Cureton plumps for Orient
Leyton Orient have won the race to sign veteran striker Jamie Cureton on a one-year deal from Exeter.
Last Updated: 29/06/11 8:59am
Veteran striker Jamie Cureton admits he is happy to have his future sorted after signing a one-year contract to join Leyton Orient from Exeter City.
Cureton was being tracked by several clubs, including Colchester United and Bristol Rovers, but has opted to link up with Russell Slade's side.
The deal includes the option for a further 12 months and, after scoring 20 goals last season for Exeter, the 35-year-old feels he has made the right decision to join Orient.
"It's great to get sorted just before the start of pre-season," Cureton told the club's official website. "It had been dragging a bit for me over the summer and I had a few different options.
"I'd just been weighing them up really and speaking to people, so it's nice finally to get something signed and I can now focus on having a good season.
"The fact Leyton Orient did well last year was a big factor in me wanting to come here. I was impressed with the way they played, they had a very good set-up and only just missed out on the play-offs."
O's boss Slade added: "Jamie is an experienced player and his addition to the squad helps retain that kind of balance from last year.
"His goalscoring record is phenomenal, and many of the goals he has scored in his career have been in the Championship.
"He scored 20 goals last year for Exeter and a whole host of clubs were in for him, so I'm delighted that he has decided to sign for the O's."