Newcastle fan Curtis Main is cheered to open his target account in Shrewsbury Town tonight against childhood rival Sunderland

Main, 28, spent roughly half of his childhood years at Black Cats Academy before being released at age 15 and will make a second Shrewsbury debut against her tonight, writes Lewis Cox >
The center-forward immediately moved to Darlington, where he broke through the non-league and moved to Middlesbrough in 2011 – from where he moved to Shrewsbury for a short month two years later

But the mighty, struggling frontman comes from a family of Toon supporters and can expect a lot of news both before and after today’s clash with Montgomery Waters Meadow

“I started there a long time ago, I think I was about eight when I signed a long time ago!” Main said

“I was 15 at the time (I left) and when I signed for Darlington I ended up on the first team and spent a couple of years before I went to Middlesbrough”

“It’s the other side But listen, put all that stuff aside, when I step on the field, I’m there to win

“I’m here to score three points and perform It’s a different game”I know there is a bit of this and that behind it, you can look at these things, but when I go out on the pitch, I only have one thing on my mind

Lee Johnson’s Sunderland slipped out of the play-off places in League One with the 2-2 draw with MK Dons last weekend

They’ve drawn once and twice in three games since they beat Shrewsbury at the Stadium of Light last month – before Main joined the club

“I’m sure their agenda is not good enough,” Main said via the visitor form, “and we’re going to try and put a wrench in their works to find out where they want to be

“The fans in the Northeast are brilliant, everyone loves their clubs and their football. It’s frustrating for everyone right now

“We are aware of the size of the club, but at the end of the day it is 11 players against 11″We roll up our sleeves and do what we have to do”

Main signed to Shrewsbury until the end of the season after leaving Aberdeen, where he was battling for regular time following knee surgery that summer which returned to health in November

The striker, who has also worked in Doncaster and Portsmouth, insists that he focus on the here and now rather than thinking beyond the end of his contract

“The opportunity to play football here was a big deal for me to come here,” he added

“So really, I just want to enjoy my football and see what comes out of it” I’ve been a little frustrated, especially this season, and I feel good about it and happy to be here

“Looking beyond this season is not something I focus on From now until the end of the season, I know there is a lot of football and that was the main attraction””

Shrewsbury skipper Ollie Norburn turns 100 tonight Appearance in blue and amber to contest the Black Cats

Norburn will hit the milestone against a club he nearly joined in January 2020

The city’s deputy chief, Aaron Wilbraham, said of the in shape skipper, who is under contract until the summer of 2022: “It’s a great achievement, you can count on Norbs every week, he always gives 110 percent He tears across the field, he demands standards and standards from other people

“I think the manager always tells him to be the captain of the team, the gaffer has been very impressed with him since he took over. The hundredth appearance at the club is a great achievement”


Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star coverage from Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots

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