Curran loving every minute at Chester FC


Dennis Wall

CRAIG CURRAN is delighted he decided to join Chester on loan.

The 22-year-old Liverpool-born striker is halfway through his one month spell with the Blues from Rochdale where he has made four appearances so far this year.

Curran, who was struggling to win a place in the Rochdale side, has been employed in recent weeks in Chester’s effective 4-3-3 formation alongside Tony Gray and Nathan Jarman.

And the former Tranmere Rovers forward revealed he is enjoying every minute of his time spent at Chester.

“I want to play football and I wouldn’t be happy if I was on the sidelines,” Curran said.

“I spoke to Neil Young and I thought Chester was the right place to come. I am enjoying every minute of my time here, but I just want to play football and enjoy it.

“I’m only two weeks into my five week stay at Chester and I’m thoroughly enjoying myself. Hopefully my performances have shown that the gaffer is happy, so I’ll hopefully continue to progress by getting fitter and better,” Curran said.

“The fans at Chester have done brilliant to get the club to where it is and deservedly so. I’m pretty sure that in the next few years Chester will find themselves back in the league, but that is where the club should be to be honest.

“We have just got to keep putting points on the board. The club has got good intentions and we are looking to push on.

“I think Chester have done brilliant and I think the club are going to continue to progress. I also think Chester are a league club without a shadow of a doubt.

“We’re in a good position and I just want to do my bit to ensure we keep pushing on and hopefully I can help Chester win the league.”

Curran scored 14 goals in 97 appearances at Tranmere Rovers between 2006 and 2010, before netting eight goals in 57 appearances for Carlisle United, and one goal in seven loan appearances at Morecambe earlier this year.

He has made three starts for Chester since making his debut for the Blues as a substitute in the 2-2 home draw against Worksop Town in the FA Trophy.

And he is confident that Chester can celebrate another promotion campaign after playing his part in the Blues’ 4-1 league win at Histon on Saturday.

He added: “Everybody is doing well and the club is in a good position, but we have got to keep pushing.

“Performances have shown that we are getting results. Histon was far from attractive on Saturday, but the lads dug in and we won the game in the first half.

“It is now important that we build on what we have achieved by winning tomorrow’s home match against Corby and Saturday’s home match against Worcester to ensure we stay at the top of the league table.

“We look more than a threat going forward. I think we took our foot off the gas during the second half at Histon, but sometimes that happens when a side are 4-0 up.

“I thought we look tidy at the back and that can only be a positive sign, and when we’re scoring goals and not conceding many you know that things are going well.

“Everyone in the league will be looking at us because I think we’ve got a great squad and there is no reason why we can’t go on and win promotion.”

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