Doncaster Rovers: Best is yet to come from Curtis Main

Curtis Main was pleased with his Bradford strike and wants to get his match sharpness back.
Curtis Main was pleased with his Bradford strike and wants to get his match sharpness back.

Goal-hungry forward Curtis Main can’t wait for the next game.

You can understand why after the frustrated frontman had to endure over two months on the sidelines nursing a knee injury just a few games into his Rovers career.

But the striker believes he’s over the worst now in terms of that injury setback and is fully focused on getting back to his best - and that means getting more games under his belt.

“Prior to coming back I’d spoken about how frustrated I was to pick an injury up so early in the season,” said the former Middlesbrough ace.

“Now I’m back, it’s a case of building my fitness back up, getting sharp and hopefully doing a lot more of that [scoring goals].”

The 22-year-old was quick to show Rovers what they had been missing as he lashed home the match-winner in Doncaster’s 2-1 derby day success over Bradford City last weekend.

It was a goal which helped to overcome the weeks of frustration he had been feeling on the sidelines as he made the slow recovery back to fitness.

Main, who netted on Rovers League One debut against Yeovil Town this season, went on: “It was nice to get back on the scoresheet against Bradford.

“I think it was my only chance and I was able to take it so I’m pleased with that.

“I just want the games to keep coming.

“I’ve sat on the sidelines and watched so many that I’m just glad to be back.

“I’m just trying to get fitter and play more games.

“I’m definitely not 100 per cent, I missed ten weeks and I’ve only been back in training a couple of weeks, had a couple of sub performances, a 60 [minutes] and a 70 [minutes] so I’m heading back there.

“But another two weeks training and a couple of games, hopefully I’ll be back firing and be 100 per cent.”

Main’s match-winner was of the highest class at Valley Parade - a finish manager Paul Dickov expects from his clinical frontman.

“It was a fantastic finish, I know that’s what he’s capable of,” said the Scotsman.

“Once we get him up to speed with match fitness, he will score a lot of goals in this league.

“He’s not quite where we want him to be and where he wants to be at the minute, but he’s got that ability to change a game like he did against Bradford.”