Pompey debate: Can Curtis be the Mian man?

Curtis Main is looking to kick-start his Pompey career and make up for lost time at Fratton Park.

Monday, 19th June 2017, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 4:28 pm
Pompey striker Curtis Main
Pompey striker Curtis Main

The striker endured a difficult debut season at the Blues.

The former Doncaster Rovers man was forced to look on from the sidelines, after an injury-plaqued campaign, as his team-mates steamrolled their way to the League Two title.

In total, Main made 14 appearances for Pompey, scoring five goals, with his last outing coming in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Notts County in October.

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It was hardly the impact he wanted, so we’ve been asking our Facebook page Portsmouth FC - The News followers and readers of portsmouth.co.uk whether the 24-year-old can play an important role for the Blues under new boss Kenny Jackett.

Here’s what they’ve had to say...

n I think if he is fully fit he could be the surprise player of the season. Before he got injured he scored five goals in six games.

He has a year left on his contract, get Kenny to play him, and if he decides to let him go we should get a fee for him.

For most of last season the club paid his wages so rather than let him go on a free transfer let’s see what he has got.

We were quick to get rid of Marquis and he came back to haunt us!!

Barry Taylor

n Just read injury woes in past. All the best to Curtis Main.

I keep my fingers crossed for him. Only time will tell.

Karen Richardson

n Could be a great foil for Chaplin in a 4-4-2, or the lone striker.

Was mustard v Crawley last season.

Jason Butcher

n Sell him!

David Harman

n Interesting one this. I could never make up my mind about Main, but here again is another opportunity for a fringe player to stake his claim.

I’m sure some players will be surprising us this season.


n Former fringe players can definitely turn things around – Kal Naismith for example.

Eric the Halibutt

n Personally, I thought Main offered the team more then Smith, who seemed continually out of sorts.

Taunton Blue