Paisley Daily Express


New striker aims to hit the ground running


New Saints hitman Curtis Main says he’s itching to get started after penning a two-year-deal.

The 28- year- old striker is no stranger to Scottish football having enjoyed successful spells with Motherwell and Aberdeen.

Gaffer Jim Goodwin believes his second summer signing, following the arrival of Charles Dunne last week, will add leadership both on and off the field.

Main began his career at Darlington before earning a move to Middlesbro­ugh.

He had further spells down south with Shrewsbury Town, Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic and Portsmouth before joining Motherwell in 2018.

Main helped the Steelmen reach the 2018 Scottish Cup final with two goals in a 3-0 win over Aberdeen in the semi-final.

That form helped him win a move to the Dons where he featured 42 times and scored seven goals.

In January of this year, Main rejoined Shrewsbury on a shortterm deal.

But Main is now a Buddie until summer 2023 after agreeing his two-year deal.

He explained how manager

Goodwin sold him on a move back north of the border in a series of calls over the last few months.

He told St Mirren TV: “I’m really excited to be here.

“I’ve spoken to the manager on numerous occasions over the last couple of months and I’m finally here and looking forward to the challenge.

“The manager wanted to bring me to the club to do what he knows I’m capable of doing.

“Having that backing and belief from the manager is a key thing for anyone coming into the club.

“I’ll always give everything. I’m quick, strong and powerful and I love to win.”

Saints manager Jim Goodwin welcomed Main to the squad as he sets about building a squad capable of reaching the Premiershi­p’s top six.

Goodwin said: “Curtis is a physical, strong centre forward who will be a great addition to the squad and gives me four very good strikers now to choose from with Brophy, Dennis, and Erwin as well.

“I’m really pleased to get Curtis . “He’s the right character for us as well, he’s the right temperamen­t and a real leader both on and off the pitch. I’m just delighted we are able to get it over the line to be honest.”

 ??  ?? New beginning Striker Curtis Main and boss Jim Goodwin. Inset, the 28-year-old in action for Motherwell
New beginning Striker Curtis Main and boss Jim Goodwin. Inset, the 28-year-old in action for Motherwell

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