Ronan Curtis returns as Portsmouth seek club record in top-of-the-table Hull clash

Ronan Curtis earns a recall to Pompey’s side for the top-of-the-table clash with Hull.

Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 2:07 pm
Ronan Curtis returns to Kenny Jackett's side in the crunch clash with leaders Hull. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Irishman was on the bench for the midweek 4-0 win over AFC Wimbledon after recovering from coronavirus.

However, he has this afternoon been restored to Kenny Jackett’s team in place of Michael Jacobs, representing the sole change to that winning side.

Instead Jacobs drops to a bench which sees James Bolton added to it in place of Jordy Hiwula.

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Should Pompey reach 71 minutes against the league leaders without conceding, they will establish a club record.

It would signify the longest period without letting in a league goal during the post-war era.

Meanwhile, Alex Bass (calf) and Paul Downing (hamstring) are still ruled out.

Pompey: MacGillivray, Johnson, Whatmough, Raggett, Brown, Harness, Naylor, Cannon, Curtis, Williams, Marquis.

Subs: Turnbull, Harrison, White, Close, Jacobs, Nicolaisen, Bolton.