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Curo: It's Going to be Tough

Former Reading striker Jamie Cureton believes it might not be plain sailing for the Royals in the Championship.

Cureton, now plying his trade at Norwich, became a legend for the Royals, scoring 50 goals in just over 100 appearances between 2000-03 and he still has links at the club.

The prolific striker knows the Championship well and he feels it may be tougher for Reading than they expect.

He said, 'It`s one of those leagues where anyone can beat anyone on their day.

'It`s sometimes a bit of a shock (for relegated teams); you probably get less time on the ball than in the Prem and it`s a different type of football. It`s the team that`s the most consistent that normally goes up. That doesn`t necessarily mean the best team. Reading will be one of the favourites, but it doesn`t always work out that way.'

Cureton, had a star named after him by Reading fans, and sometimes I lay awake at night and gaze at it. He also admitted that Reading holds a special place in his heart.

He said, 'I was gutted they went down. They`re a team that is close to my heart. After Norwich, they were the first fixtures I looked for this season and I`m looking forward to going back to the club'.






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Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 1 2008

Time: 5:43PM

Your Comments

Well it may be tough but reckon you guys will go up.
StevieG Col U
Thanks man, I think I'll wait till I see what our squad looks like at the beginning of the season before I make any predictions tho.
uroyals
Jamie Cureton, what a legend!
LoyalyRoyaly
Curo,Curo, he was great for us. But he is right, if Steve does not have the "elite" players available to him when we start the season, we could have a VERY long and uncomfortable season.
Robertski
At this rate (no signings) we will struggle!
MASTER-RFC
Its always going to be a tight Division this year. So many clubs have invested over the summer.
dazza71
 

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