Aberdeen new boy Curtis Main has rubbished suggestions that he is out of his depth at Pittodrie and insists he feels like he belongs in the Granite City.

The striker joined the Dons from Premiership rivals Motherwell but critics point to his paltry goal return of six last season as proof he isn’t good enough.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes celebrates during the UEFA Europa league second qualifying round, first leg match between Aberdeen and Ventspils at Pittodrie Stadium on July 14, 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Main isn’t having that though and is confident he can hit the ground running and “reinforce” what manager Derek McInnes already knows.

“I certainly don’t feel that joining Aberdeen that I am out of my depth. I don’t believe that for one second,” Main said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I feel like I belong in an environment like this. I will show I belong here when the action starts.

“The manager knows what I’m capable of because he’s brought me to the club but these games are definitely a chance to reinforce what he already knows and show that I’m fit and hungry and ready to start the season.”

McInnes has been busy in the transfer market so far this summer with Main joining Craig Bryson, Ash Taylor,  Ryan Hedges, Jon Gallagher and Greg Leigh in signing up at Pittodrie.

19th May 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football final, Celtic versus Motherwell; Curtis Main of Motherwell gets his shot away towards goal.

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After slipping to fourth in the league last season, the Dons know they will need to improve to push Rangers and Celtic at the top of the table.

If Main can produce the goods like he says he can, then the Dons might just have landed an absolute steal – if he doesn’t though, you can be sure Aberdeen fans will be quick to remind him of these comments.

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