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.
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.
In my mind ... he'd be worth the punt.— Aye McClane (@ayemcclane) April 15, 2018
Dembele is away.
Griff will keep doing what he is doing.
... or we could do a Celtic ... and buy Curtis Main from Motherwell?
good to see motherwell win today , think celtic should be looking at Curtis main solid big striker !— Peezy (@PeezyBhoy) April 14, 2018
Curtis Main would do a decent job as a squad striker at Celtic. Big, powerful. Bit of a bully. Reminds me a bit of John Hartson. Different option to what we've got already.— Bartin Main (@OriginalBart1n) April 1, 2018
Motherwell are capable of giving us a game.— CraigyWhyteFanClub (@davidkerr1970) April 15, 2018
Curtis Main is a handful.Reminds me of Hartson.
Really like Curtis Main, he's like a mini John Hartson. Would be intrigued to see him leading our line beside Griffiths.— Colin H (@bobbylennox) April 14, 2018