Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis again made to wait for Republic of Ireland bow 

Ronan Curtis has again been made to wait for his Republic of Ireland senior debut. 

The Pompey forward wasn’t included in Martin O’Neill’s match-day squad for his side’s 1-0 Nations League defeat to Wales at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium tonight. 

Ronan Curtis. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Ronan Curtis. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Harry Wilson netted the only goal of the game with a sumptuous 58th-minute free-kick.

Curtis was promoted into O’Neill’s set up on Sunday from Noel King’s under-21 side. 

The 22-year-old replaced Callum O’Dowda after the Bristol City midfielder suffered dizzy spells during Ireland's 0-0 draw with Denmark on Saturday.

But Curtis did not make the Boys in Green’s 23-man squad for their clash against Ryan Giggs’ Wales.

The former Derry City frontman was an unused substitute in Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Poland last month. 

Curtis has been in rampant form for Kenny Jackett’s side this season after arriving from Derry. 

He’s registered six goals and five assists, playing an indispensable role in the Blues’ early League One title charge.

Curtis will again be available for Pompey’s League One game against Fleetwood at Fratton Park on Saturday. 

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