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.
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.
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!!
n Just read injury woes in past. All the best to Curtis Main.
I keep my fingers crossed for him. Only time will tell.
n Could be a great foil for Chaplin in a 4-4-2, or the lone striker.
Was mustard v Crawley last season.
n Sell him!
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.