'Reminds me of Hartson': Celtic fans discuss prospect of signing Curtis Main

John Hartson of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Scottish Premier division match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on April 5, 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Curtis Main scored twice as Motherwell reached the Scottish Cup final and earned himself plenty of admirers among the Celtic support.

Curtis Main of Motherwell celebrates scoring his second goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 14, 2018 in...

Motherwell needed a talismanic front man in the January transfer window when top scorer Louis Moult left for Preston North End.

But few would have expected that Curtis Main would make such a dramatic impact at Firhill. The 25-year-old is a hard-working striker but he has never been the most prolific of players, yet he has now scored eight goals since moving to Scotland from Portsmouth in January.

Goals seven and eight, meanwhile, were of huge importance to his new club. Main netted two, a simple tap-in and a nerveless one-on-one finish, as Motherwell thrashed Aberdeen 3-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday to set up a deciding clash with Celtic in May.

Scott McKenna of Aberdeen is challenged Curtis Main of Motherwell during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 14, 2018 in Glasgow,...

And it seems that the Celtic fans will be intrigued to see Main up close. Because the former Darlington, Middlesbrough and Doncaster Rovers forward has no shortage of admirers among the Hoops support.

In fact, with doubts surrounding the future of Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard, there are some who believe Main would be a fine addition to Celtic’s front line this summer; despite the fact he is just three months into his 18-month deal at Motherwell.

Main might not be the most technical or fast-footed striker. But he is a prodigious worker and a pest in the best possible sense. Some might say he is like a mini John Hartson.

John Hartson of Celtic tackles Gary Caldwell of Hibernian during the Scottish Premier division match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park April 16, 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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