Cureton - I had something to offer

Exiled Canaries striker Jamie Cureton says he is disappointed at missing out on the club's promotion. The 34-year-old, who admits his time at Carrow Road will end when his contract expires in the summer, is on loan at League Two Shrewsbury, having fallen out of favour under Paul Lambert.

Exiled Canaries striker Jamie Cureton says he is disappointed at missing out on the club's promotion.

The 34-year-old, who admits his time at Carrow Road will end when his contract expires in the summer, is on loan at League Two Shrewsbury, having fallen out of favour under Paul Lambert.

"When something has been achieved and you were not part of the team, it leaves you disappointed," Cureton said in an interview with BBC Radio Norfolk.

"The lads have done well and I'm pleased for them. I still keep in contact with everyone at Norwich and I'm just pleased they've managed to achieve promotion."

Lambert tried to sign Cureton for Colchester last summer and the striker was encouraged when the Scot took charge of City last August.

"When he came in he put me straight in the team and I felt like I had a chance, but obviously it hasn't turned out that way," he said.

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"You're in people's plans sometimes and not at others - you have to get on with things. I'll move on and so will Norwich.

"You have to make big decisions and that's what makes good managers. On a personal level I still think I had something to offer and could have been used more.

"I still keep in contact with everyone at Norwich and I'm just pleased they've managed to achieve promotion. Being part of the promotion would have been great, even if it wasn't starting all the time, just being part of the side would have been great, but it wasn't to be.

"Now I'll have to sit down and see what's about, weigh up my options and go somewhere I'm going to enjoy my football and be happy."

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