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Motherwell sign striker Curtis Main from Portsmouth

13th January 2018, 15:01

Motherwell have moved to fill the void left by top goalscorer Louis Moult's departure by signing Curtis Main from Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old striker has signed an 18-month deal after securing his release from the Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls, with manager Stephen Robinson promising more attacking reinforcements to come.

Main made his league debut for Darlington aged 15 before winning a transfer to Middlesbrough and playing in the Championship as a teenager. He moved to Doncaster and had a loan spell at Oldham which ended shortly before Robinson took charge there.

Portsmouth signed him in the summer of 2016 and he hit five goals in 14 appearances before injury ended his first season in October, and he has struggled for game time this term, scoring once in nine appearances.

Main told Motherwell's website: "A few weeks ago I heard about the interest and it's been back and forth with the club and myself but finally we're here and I can't wait to get started.

"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."

Robinson, who saw Moult depart for Preston in a B£500,000 deal after netting 14 times this season, added: "I've tried to sign him a number of times before and I am excited to finally be working with him.

"I've brought him here to bolster our attacking options and get amongst the goals. He's a strong, sharp, tenacious player with an eye for goal. If you look back on his career, he's scored all different types.

"I am still looking to add more forward players to create real competition in that area of the field."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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