Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis earns Republic of Ireland promotionÂ

Ronan Curtis has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland senior squad for a second time.Â

Sunday, 14th October 2018, 4:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th October 2018, 6:05 pm
Ronan Curtis has again been promoted to the Republic of Ireland's senior squad. Picture: PA Images

Martin O'Neill has called-up the Pompey forward for his side's Nations League clash against Wales on Tuesday.

Curtis was included in Ireland's provisional 32-man set-up ahead of the international break.

He didn't make the final cut, however, and subsequently linked up with his country's under-21s for their two European Championship qualifiers.

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Ronan Curtis has again been promoted to the Republic of Ireland's senior squad. Picture: PA Images

The former Derry City ace featured in Noel King's side's 3-1 defeat in Israel on Thursday, which ended their hopes of making next year's tournament in Italy and San Marino.

With Ireland under-21s' game against Germany on Tuesday a dead rubber, O'Neill has opted to draft Curtis into his squad to face Wales at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

It's the second occasion the 22-year-old has been promoted to the Boys In Green's senior panel.

Curtis was handed his maiden call-up last month but was an unused substitute in Ireland's 1-1 draw with Poland.

The chirpy frontman has been in barnstorming form since arriving at Pompey this summer.

He's registered six goals and five assists, playing a key role in Kenny Jackett's side's early title charge.

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