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Curtis: A Goosebump Moment

Forward interviewed in Oxford programme

18 August 2018

Pompey v Oxford programme

If Ronan Curtis was nervous, then there were certainly no visible signs.

The summer signing capped his competitive Pompey debut by setting-up Jamal Lowe for the winning goal against Luton on the opening day of the season.

And he followed that up by bagging a brace to open his account in last Saturday’s victory at Blackpool.

Now he is looking forward to experiencing the roar of the Fratton faithful once more when Oxford visit the south coast today.

“It was incredible,” he says in the official matchday magazine for this afternoon’s clash. “I’m obviously not used to playing in front of that many fans.

"I wouldn’t say its nerve-wracking, but there was definitely a ‘goosebump’ moment when we came out of the tunnel."

Ronan Curtis

“There were certainly a few butterflies before the game, although once you control the ball and get that first pass away, it soon settles down.

“I wouldn’t say its nerve-wracking, but there was definitely a ‘goosebump’ moment when we came out of the tunnel. That’s because it was so exciting.

“If we’re getting crowds like that every time and we’re winning games – or at least playing well – then the mood and the confidence around the place will only continue to grow.”

Also in issue two, David Wheeler reveals his firsts and lasts, while Craig MacGillivray has his general knowledge put to the test.

Fans can read exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett, Brett Pitman and Ian Darke, while we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pompey’s first top-flight title success with a detailed look at the 1948/49 campaign.

There is also take an in-depth look at Oxford, an interview with former Blues and United goalkeeper John Milkins and much, much more in a packed 84 pages.

And remember not miss an issue this season, with the spine of the magazine revealing a fantastic picture as the campaign progresses.

You can pick up your copy for just £3 from programme sellers around the ground.

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