Main plays down Boro talk
Youngster happy with Quakers
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: November 19, 2009 11:22am
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Darlington starlet Curtis Main has played down claims he could be set for a switch to neighbours Middlesbrough.
"Gordon was probably bored and wanted to see a game that wasn't too far away."
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The 17-year-old, who has previously trained at Boro's Academy as well as Premier League Fulham, is starting to make an impact in the Quakers first-team - after initially making the breakthrough aged just 15.
He was on target against Burton at the weekend, and Boro boss Gordon Strachan was in the stands at the Darlington Arena to witness it.
But Main is refusing to get carried away.
"I just want to do my job. It doesn't matter to me who is watching our games, whether it's Gordon Strachan or anyone else," said Main.
"I don't look beyond doing my best in training and in every game I play."
Darlington manager Steve Staunton also played down Strachan's presence, insisting he was probably just 'bored'.
"Gordon was probably bored and wanted to see a game that wasn't too far away, so let's not go jumping the gun. I don't expect any bids for players," said Staunton.
Strachan is currently staying at Boro's training HQ at Rockcliffe, which now boasts hotel and housing and is just a matter of minutes away from the Darlington Arena.