Motherwell sign Portsmouth striker on 18-month deal

Billy Bingham of Gillingham (C) shakes off Curtis Main of Portsmouth during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Portsmouth at Priestfield Stadium on October 8, 2017 in...

Motherwell bring in Curtis Main as replacement for ex-talisman Louis Moult

Billy Bingham of Gillingham (C) shakes off Curtis Main of Portsmouth during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Portsmouth at Priestfield Stadium on October 8, 2017 in...Motherwell have landed the signing of Curtis Main (right) as a replacement for Louis Moult

Motherwell completed their first signing of the January transfer window when they landed the signature of Portsmouth’s Curtis Main on Wednesday.

Manager Stephen Robinson took no time to mess around when looking for a replacement for Motherwell talisman Louis Moult, who moved on to Preston North End at the beginning of this month.

Louis Moult of Motherwell celebrates the end   after the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.Louis Moult scored 50 goals in 98 appearances for Motherwell before moving on to Preston North End this month

Main, 25, who previously spent three seasons with Middlesborough in the Championship, has had a difficult time while at Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth, finding himself in and out of the team. However, Robinson was quick to praise the 2016/2017 EFL League Two Champion upon his arrival.

Speaking to the club website Robinson said: “I’ve brought him here to bolster out attacking options and get amongst the goals.

“I’ve tried to sign [Curtis] a number of times before. He is a strong, sharp, tenacious player with an eye for goal.”

Curtis Main of Doncaster Rovers in action during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Stoke City at Keepmoat Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Doncaster,...Main's highest season goal tally came in 2014/2015 for Doncaster Rovers (10 in all competitions)

Main’s highest season tally came in 2014/2015 when he found the net 10 times for Doncaster Rovers in all competitions. With Moult having scored 14 already this season, the now-Preston North End front man will be sorely missed and Main will have to add more goals to his game if he is to fill the void left by Moult’s departure.

Also speaking to the Motherwell website Main said: “There were a few options but I felt this challenge, coming up here and testing myself in a new environment, is something that really appealed to me.”

 

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