Aberdeen striker Curtis Main got himself on the scoresheet again at the weekend against Hibs, and is hoping to retain his starting berth for Friday’s crunch clash with Motherwell.
The 27-year-old was on hand to score his fourth goal of the season during the 3-1 win at Pittodrie, and he now has three in his last five Premiership outings.
The star, who signed for the club last summer from the Well, has been deputising for top scorer Sam Cosgrove in recent weeks, and is hoping to continue his good form against his old club later this week.
He told the club’s official website: “It is going to be a tight game; third spot is on the line. The manager will do as he sees fit in terms of team selection. Hopefully, I gave a good performance today and will be in contention. We will have Sam back through the week. We will all be firing come Friday night.
“I have enjoyed being in the team recently and giving good performances both individually and collectively. That is a big thing. We have been involved in some big performances recently and hopefully, I am doing enough to keep my place.”
It was Main’s seventh consecutive start in all competitions for the Dons against Hearts and the South Shields-born ace will certainly have high hopes of featuring from the start against Motherwell – despite Cosgrove being set to return.
Main appears to have got the ball rolling now at Pittodrie and has been much improved in the last few weeks.
Cosgrove missed out at the weekend due to a back injury, but the indications are that it is not serious and he is likely to be available again for Friday’s game with Motherwell – Derek McInnes should provide an official update on his progress this week.
The manager could have a big decision to make – Cosgrove, prolific as he has been, has missed the club’s last two Premiership matches and hasn’t scored in the division in 2020; it is that which could just see Main cling on for another start.