curtis hands portsmouth boost ahead of checkatrade trophy final

16:31    28 Mar 2019

Portsmouth's Ronan Curtis
Portsmouth midfielder Ronan Curtis has returned to Pompey training ahead of the Checkatrade Trophy final.

The Republic of Ireland international has been out of action for around three weeks after suffering a serious finger injury.

Now he will be looking to make his return to the English Football League (EFL) League One team when they face Sunderland at Wembley on Sunday.

But Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett will wait as long as possible before deciding whether the forward is fit enough to feature.

“That’s been the one grey area following our league game at Shrewsbury, but he trained and looked okay," Jackett said on the club website.

"I’ll have to make a decision about whether he can start or be on the bench, but I’ve got until the end of the week to do that.

“If Ronan’s been fit then he’s always been there or thereabouts in my team and I have to assess whether he’s okay by Sunday," he added.

“I’ll have to make a decision about whether he can start or be on the bench, but I’ve got until the end of the week to do that.”

Portsmouth, who have won their last league matches, are placed third on the standings and they look set to take part in the promotional play-offs.
 

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