Former Candystripe Ronan Curtis signs new deal with Portsmouth

Mon, Feb 03 2020

Ronan Curtis Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Former Derry City forward Ronan Curtis has signed a three-and-a-half year contract extension with League One side Portsmouth.

The deal will see him remain at Fratton Park until the summer of 2023, where he has impressed suitably on his arrival to England.

Curtis has scored 13 goals for Pompey this season, with ten coming in his last 16 appearances for Kenny Jackett’s side.

Portsmouth currently lie in sixth position in League One, after a slow start to the season saw the 2008 FA Cup winners struggle early doors.

However, they have enjoyed an upturn in recent form – winning six games on the spin in all competitions.

Manager Jackett said on news of Curtis’ contract extension; “We’re all delighted that Ronan has signed a new contract and it shows the progress that we’re making.

“He’s made such a big impression in his first season-and-a-half at Pompey since arriving here from Ireland.”

Curtis joined the Blues from Derry in the summer of 2018, netting 12 times in 49 appearances in his first season on the south coast.

That form was rewarded with a call-up to the senior Ireland squad, with his debut coming in a goalless draw against Northern Ireland.