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Curtis: Wembley Will Be Incredible

Forward excited about Checkatrade Trophy final

27 February 2019

Ronan Curtis celebrates after scoring for Pompey at Bury
Photo: Daniel Chesterton/PinPep

Ronan Curtis cannot wait to see the Wembley arch up close.

The Republic of Ireland international has never been to England’s national stadium – even as a supporter.

But he will have the chance to play there for Pompey following a 3-0 semi-final victory at Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Curtis wrapped things up with a fine finish following earlier goals from Gareth Evans and Oli Hawkins.

The Blues have a few league games to negotiate first, but the summer signing is excited about what lies ahead.

He said: “I’ve never been to Wembley before and to achieve that in my first year as a League One player is amazing.

“The boys played with plenty of confidence and it was nice to keep a clean sheet – we’re over the moon with the result.

"I’ve never been to Wembley before and to achieve that in my first year as a League One player is amazing."

Ronan Curtis

“With the pitch, the stadium and all our fans there – it should be an incredible experience and a great day out.

“It’s something that we’re really looking forward and hopefully we turn up on the day and produce a good performance.”

Curtis netted for the first time in almost a month and hopes the result can help Pompey boost their league form.

He said: “It’s been a long time coming, but I took the goal well and hopefully that will bring my confidence back ahead of a big game on Saturday.

“Players will always have ups and downs and it’s hard to stay at 100 per cent right through the season.

“But we’re unbeaten in five games now and so we’re looking to start winning again in the league. We know what we have to do.

“We’re fourth in the table and the team finished eighth last season. We’re in the play-offs at the moment and looking to catch the sides above us.”

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