Cheltenham Town: Cureton tips Harrison for the Championship
BYRON Harrison is capable of reaching Championship level at least, according to his Cheltenham Town team-mate Jamie Cureton.
Harrison (pictured) had scored five goals this season heading into this afternoon's match at Dagenham and Redbridge.
The vastly experienced Cureton has been impressed with what he has seen from the ex-AFC Wimbledon man, but he said consistency would be the key for the 26-year-old if he has aspirations of climbing to play at a higher standard of football.
"I try to speak to Byron a fair bit and I've told him that when he's on top of his game he can totally dominate centre-halves," Cureton said.
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"He is listening and imposing his game so we are seeing a good Byron.
"He needs to continue doing that now because there is no point in doing it for five games, he needs to do it for 30 or 40 and if he does that he won't be here and he won't be in League Two because I know he is capable of playing higher."
Cureton firmly believes Harrison possesses all the attributes necessary to play in the second tier.
"The reason Byron is at Cheltenham is because of his consistency levels, but the sky is the limit for him," Cureton said.
"There are not many players around of his stature and he is a target man who has a good touch and can finish too.
"A lot of teams cry out for those kind of players and there is no reason why he can't play in the Championship.
"If you get there and do well, anything can happen, but it's down to him what he does and where his career goes."