Doncaster Rovers: The big aim of Curtis Main

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Curtis Main believes he is the man to fire Rovers to a top six finish this season - but is more than happy to do the donkey work in pursuit of the play-offs.

The striker has scored twice in the last three games, taking him to nine goals for the season.

And he is determine to add plenty more over the next 12 games to ensure Rovers’ season is extended by at least two matches.

However, he insists achieving his own personal goals will amount to nothing if Rovers do not make the play-offs.

“My focus is to help the team and make sure we finish in the top six by the end of the season,” Main said.

“Obviously me scoring as many goals as possible is going to help that. That’s the aim.

“I’ve got 12 league games and hopefully some in the play-offs so there is a lot of football to be played.”

After a series of inconsistent performances following his return from a knee injury which kept him out for two months, Main is arguably on his best run of form in Rovers colours.

The 22-year-old believes reaching peak fitness has been key to his recent improvement, culminating with an excellent performance at Preston on Tuesday night.

He said: “I came here in the summer really fit and ready to go.

“The injury took the stuffing out of me and it took a while for me to get going again.

“Now I feel really good and hopefully I can deliver more performances like Tuesday night.

“I felt good throughout on Tuesday night and I felt like I could have played another 90 minutes on top of that.

“Games like that make me feel confident in my fitness levels.

“I’ve scored a few goals to match the performances as well which is great.”

Main seems likely to start a third consecutive game for Rovers on Saturday at Gillingham.

A run of just one defeat in nine league matches has carried the Gills away from the relegation fight into genuine play-off contenders themselves.

And Main says Rovers must get use to facing opposition battling to topple them from sixth spot.

“Gillingham are looking and thinking they can have a go at the play-offs now as well,” he said.

“That’s going to be the case in every game now because this league is so tight.

“We go there prepared in the right way and fingers crossed we can get the three points.”