Barnsley boss Simon Davey believes he has landed a proven goalscorer after signing Norwich striker Jamie Cureton as cover for Iain Hume.

Cureton, 33, has signed a three-month emergency loan deal at Oakwell and could make his debut against Nottingham Forest this weekend as Hume continues his recovery at home after recently fracturing his skull.

Davey said: "We have lost Iain (Hume) and our thoughts are with him, but we need to ensure we have the firepower to maintain our excellent run.

"Jamie is a player I've admired for a long time and has a fantastic goalscoring record. He's another piece in the jigsaw here.

"He's a goalscorer and is proven at this level and if he gets the opportunity then he will put it into the back of the net.

"We're on a fantastic run at the moment and now is the right time to strengthen. Having spoken with his representatives and to Jamie, we know that he wanted to come here. We wanted Jamie and we have signed him."
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