Aberdeen drew 1-1 with Championship outfit Inverness CT recently. A big plus from this pre-season test is that Curtis Main managed to hit the net for the first time in Aberdeen red.

The striker stepped up to take and convert a penalty, after fellow summer recruit Jon Gallagher won the spot kick.

Main has opened his Dons account. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Some Aberdeen fans have reacted to the ex-Motherwell number nine’s Dons opener.

Aberdeen recruit Main had a honeymoon period at Motherwell

Of course you can’t read too much into a friendly match. They are usually good indicators though of where a player is and how sharp they are ahead of the new season.


For the most part, Main’s performances have been similar to what they were for the Well last year. He huffs and puffs, but never really manages to blow the house down.

Can’t fault his effort. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He has opened his Dons account though, and it’s important for Red Army supporters to know how he started his Motherwell career.

When he first joined the Fir Park side, he scored four in five in the Premiership, more than he scored over 31 games last term. He started his domestic cup life at Fir Park well too, getting a goal and an assist from his first two Scottish Cup matches.

After these initial five games in the league, Main scored one in twelve in Premiership competition. There was that one Scottish Cup semi-final where he won the game on his own for the Well against his current employers, scoring two in the process, but that was about as good as it got for Main in North Lanarkshire.

Main blitzed the Dons at Hampden over a year ago. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Could he start similarly at Pittodrie? Time will tell, but it would definitely take some pressure off  him initially, as he looks to settle in at Pittodrie.

It’ll be more intriguing to see how Main does over the course of a full season in the north-east.

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