Striker gives parting words on Exeter City
Outbound striker Jamie Cureton admitted that it was a shame to be leaving St James Park, after agreeing to join Cheltenham Town on a one-year deal.
He admitted it would be a wrench to leave the Grecians, following two enjoyable years with the club, but he also conceded that he appreciated the financial situation which made it unviable for Exeter to offer him another deal at St James Park.
“I’ve loved every minute to be honest,” said Jamie. “The two seasons I’ve had at the club have been brilliant and I couldn’t have asked for any more from them. I’ve enjoyed being around people that I’ve worked with in terms of the players and the staff, and it’s gone very well personally and as a team.
“I understand that the club needs to go a different way and cut budgets and so they’ve not been able to offer me a deal, which is a shame. But I had a really good chat with Paul [Tisdale] and he explained everything to me, so I understood what had to happen.”
The Bristol-born forward went on to explain that the Robins seemed an ideal match, and that he would look forward to returning to the Park in the forthcoming season as a visiting player.
“Cheltenham have been doing well in the last few seasons and just missed out on promotion this year, so it’s a good club I’m coming to,” he continued.
“I’ve not left under a cloud or anything, and I think the fans at Exeter understand the situation and that the opportunity wasn’t there for me to stay. I’m sure Paul will put together a good team anyway and they’ll be up there battling as well.
“Hopefully when I come back I’ll get a good reception – the fans have been brilliant with me at Exeter.”