Second cup final is Main target
Curtis Main is in such good form he can be forgiven for trying to claim own goals.
Main has notched four goals in six games since making the winter switch to Fir Park from Portsmouth.
And he was instrumental in helping bring about the Steelmen’s all-important second at Dens Park on Saturday that sealed a home Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts next month.
Despite TV replays showing Dundee’s Kevin Holt headed into his own net, Main was still instrumental by putting the pressure on to force the mistake.
“That was mine I think, the last touch definitely came off me,”the confident striker said.
“The game was starting to get a bit closer, Dundee were getting a foothold in the second half so it eased the pressure a little bit. It was a good time to score.
“Goals at crucial times win football games so we were fortunate we picked up goals at the right times. It was a very good performance.”
Main enjoyed the physicality of Saturday’s tie, and was happy to lead the
line alongside Nadir Ciftci during what proved to be a tough encounter.
“The first half was a real battle, a real cup game,” he said.
“There was a few tackles flying in and lots of aerial challenges so it was a proper old-school cup game.
“But it was enjoyable and I’m glad we’re into the next round.
“The support today was fantastic. They made themselves heard all game and that really helped us especially coming to places like this. They helped drive us on in the last 10 minutes when we needed it.”
With Hearts now confirmed as Motherwell’s quarter final opponents, the 25-year-old hitman is hoping to fire ‘Well to their second cup final this season.
He said: “There’s no reason why we can’t (make another cup final). We fancy ourselves against anybody.
“It’s pleasing for myself personally to come in and hit the ground running. That’s coincided with great results for the club as well so hopefully everything continues the way it is.”
Motherwell’s attention now turns to Saturday’s home game against Steve Clarke’s in-form Kilmarnock, who look like their closest rivals for the last top-six spot.
Main said: “That’s a massive game (against Killie). They’ve got a couple of games in hand but what matters is points on the board.
“We’ll take them on and hopefully get the three points. They’ve had a few good results recently so they’ll be full of confidence I’m sure.
“But if you look at our boys so are we, so it should be a good game.”