Main man Curtis pleased with debut impact
Striker Curtis Main was delighted to make a telling contribution from the bench to help secure a 1-1 draw with Coventry after only joining Town on loan from Middlesbrough yesterday.
A goal down at half-time, Main emerged from the bench to start the second period, and within three minutes he stormed down the right flank before smashing a perfectly weighted cross for Tom Bradshaw to slide home. He almost won it for Town late on too, but his header was saved well by Coventry’s Joe Murphy.
“First-half they were pretty bright and we found it a bit tough I think,” said Main.
“I’ve come on at half-time and I think they might have been my first touches of the ball with the cross into the box. I’m just glad to help get something from the game.
I thought we played well in the second-half and I thought we were unlucky not to go on and grab the three points.
Main only met his new teammates an hour before kick-off and even had to do some research to learn players’ names, but he is happy with how welcomed he has been made to feel at the Greenhous Meadow.
“I heard about the move Thursday afternoon just after training and once I heard about the interest I was excited just to come out and get some games really.
“Unfortunately I couldn’t get down any quicker after finding out on Thursday. I set off Friday morning and missed the lads after their training, so its just one of those things, but the lads have been great when I’ve come in straight away and made me feel welcome, so I’m sure we’ll get to know each other over the next few weeks.
“I tried to do a little bit of homework when I got here and read the team sheet just to make sure I was on terms with the names!”
The message from Main is pure and simple – he’s here to play games and to score goals. Whether he stays for the initial one month period, or the loan is extended, he is looking forward to playing for Town, and so is disappointed that next weekend’s scheduled trip to Bristol City has been postponed due to international call-ups.
“I’ve come out to get some experience and play a lot more games and up my fitness. Hopefully I’ll score a few goals and then at the end of the month I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. Whether it gets extended or Middlesbrough want me back, I’ll just take it as it comes.
“It’s disappointing that there’s no game next weekend because I want to play in as many games as possible, but I’ll have more time to train with and get to know the lads and to build up relationships, so I’m looking forward to that too.”
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