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Curtis In Seventh Heaven

Forward nets in victory over Walsall

27 November 2018

Ronan Curtis celebrates scoring for Pompey against Walsall
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

There are plenty of plaudits to be shared around Pompey’s forward line this season.

Oli Hawkins and Ronan Curtis both struck in a 2-0 victory over Walsall that maintains their four-point lead at the top of the League One table.

It means the duo join in-form team-mates Jamal Lowe and Gareth Evans on seven strikes for the campaign.

And Curtis is delighted with the way that the quartet have developed into such a potent attacking force.

He said: “Thankfully the ball came to me at the right time from Jamal and I was able to put it in. I used my body to hold off the defender, swivelled and hit it.

“We’ve spoken about it in training – it’s getting your timing correct so you’re in the box at the right time.

"“There’s a great chemistry around the training ground and that’s the reason why we’re top of the league."

Ronan Curtis

“It’s great to be back on the scoresheet and it’s been a long time coming. Hopefully now the confidence is back up and I can get a few more from the team.

“We’ve all got a good relationship and we’re all getting goals. It’s taken a bit of time, but everyone is gelling.

“There’s a great chemistry around the training ground and that’s the reason why we’re top of the league.

“The confidence is flowing and you’re not going to lose that if you keep winning games. Hopefully we can keep it going.

“It was comfortable enough in the end against Walsall. We knew what we had to do and dug in deep to get the clean sheet and the win.”

Curtis recently won his first two caps for the Republic of Ireland senior team, featuring in games against Northern Ireland and Denmark.

He said “When I was younger, all I wanted to do was play for my country. Martin O’Neill gave me a chance and hopefully the new manager will see my potential.”

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