Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis promoted to Republic of Ireland senior squad

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Ronan Curtis has been promoted to the Republic of Ireland senior squad.

The Pompey forward has been called-up to Martin O’Neill’s side for their friendly against Poland in Wroclaw on Tuesday.

Ronan Curtis. Picture: PA Images

Ronan Curtis. Picture: PA Images

Curtis was on duty with the Boys in Green’s under-21s for their European Championship qualifiers and missed the Blues’ win over Gillingham on Tuesday and draw against Shrewsbury yesterday. 

The former Derry City talent rescued Ireland a 1-1 draw against Kosovo on Friday night, scoring a superb 81st-minute solo goal.

However, Curtis also picked up a booking during the clash in Mitrovica, meaning he is suspended for Tuesday’s encounter against Germany in Dublin.

Yet the 22-year-old has subsequently been called-up to Ireland’s senior squad to face Poland.

Curtis has been in rampant form for Pompey since completing his summer arrival, registering five goals and three assists in six League One appearances. 

Assistant boss Joe Gallen has previously stated he believed the south London-born talent could earn a berth in O’Neill’s side.