Ronan Curtis' forceful Portsmouth message after being dropped by Kenny Jackett

Ronan Curtis fired his second Pompey goal in succession and vowed: I’ve got nothing to prove.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 6:30 am

The Republic of Ireland international once again took centre stage as the Blues got back to winning ways against Swindon.

Curtis opened the scoring in the 2-0 success and produced a man-of-the-match display in the freezing conditions at Fratton Park.

The goal followed on from the 24-year-old producing a match-changing display off the bench against Plymouth on Saturday, as his goal sparked Pompey’s late comeback.

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That Pilgrims clash was Curtis’ second game on the bench in a row, after being dropped for the 3-1 win over Charlton.

After shining on his his comeback, the former Derry City man is confident his manager and Pompey fans are aware of what he’s capable of achieving.

Curtis said: ‘The gaffer picks the teams he thinks is strongest to play against whoever.

‘I was out of the team and I showed him what I was capable of doing. I’ve shown him that over the past three seasons now.

Ronan Curtis celebrates his goal last night

‘I’m just happy to be back in the team scoring or setting goals up for the team.

‘Hopefully everyone knows what I can bring to the table by now and it’s about keeping that high demand on myself.

‘I want to keep scoring and keep setting up chances.’

Curtis found himself out of the starting XI at the expense of Michael Jacobs, with the pair vying for playing time down the left flank.

That battle for playing time is something the London-born man is willing to face head on, although Jacobs now faces time out with a hamstring injury.

And Curtis made it clear he will be not be agitating if he finds himself out of the team again.

He said: ‘The competition motivates me 100 per cent.

‘You’ve got to have a fight in every position.

‘Fair play to Crackers (Jacobs), he came in against Charlton and showed everyone what he could do.

‘It was a pity he got injured but he shows there’s competition at this club.

‘There’s loads of games and the manager will rotate the team.

‘It’s about staying humble, not sulking and getting on with it.’