U's are all set for a deserved break

GOLDEN Boot winner Jamie Cureton deserves his holiday after slamming home 24 goals for Colchester United this season.Cureton suffered an off-day in front of goal, failing to add to his tally as the U's ended their historic first ever season in the Championship with a 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace yesterday.

By Carl Marston

GOLDEN Boot winner Jamie Cureton deserves his holiday after slamming home 24 goals for Colchester United this season.

Cureton suffered an off-day in front of goal, failing to add to his tally as the U's ended their historic first ever season in the Championship with a 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace yesterday.

But Geraint Williams' men still finished the season in a superb 10th spot, and Cureton has taken it upon himself to organise the team's holiday.

“I've been sorting out our holiday. We're all off to Marbella, and I've been arranging all the flights on the internet,” revealed Cureton.

“It's a shame to have lost our final game of the season. It just wasn't my day. The keeper made four or five great saves, and I also hit the post late on.

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“I couldn't have wished to score 24 goals. It's been my best ever season, in terms of scoring and my overall play. I feel very pleased to have won the Golden Boot at this high level. I still have a year on my contract, and I have no plans to go anywhere.

“Chris (Iwelumo) and I have struck up a really good partnership, and it would be a shame if Chris was to leave. But he has to think about the best deal for his family, as has Richard Garcia. It's a pity that both have not already been signed up,” added Cureton.

Both Iwelumo and Garcia are out-of-contract this summer.

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