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TT Battle: Jack Payne vs Ronan Curtis

Portsmouth currently find themselves sitting at the top of the League One table, while Bradford City fight for their survival in the relegation zone.

Pompey won’t accept anything less than Championship football next season, having established themselves as the team to beat in League One. Meanwhile, the Bantams will be desperate to enjoy a positive run of form as their immediate future in League One could depend on it.

Interestingly, Portsmouth and Bradford are currently fighting at opposite ends of the League One table, so we took a look at Ronan Curtis and Jack Payne’s influence at their respective clubs.

With that in mind, let’s compare these two transfers…

JACK PAYNE

Soccer Football – FA Cup Second Round Replay – Bradford City v Peterborough United – Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford, Britain – December 11, 2018 Bradford City’s Jack Payne reacts after a missed chance to score Action Images/Ed Sykes

Bradford City signed Jack Payne on loan from Premier League side Huddersfield Town back in the summer transfer window, and it’s safe to say that he has certainly found his feet at Bramall Lane in the current campaign.

The Englishman has managed to produce an impressive eight goals and six assists in all competitions this season, so it may be hard for the struggling League One side to hold onto him.

Nevertheless, if they can hold onto him, he will play a huge part in potentially preserving their League One status.

TT GRADE: A-

RONAN CURTIS

Portsmouth signed Ronan Curtis from Derry City for an undisclosed fee back in the summer transfer window.

The Republic of Ireland international has been simply sensational in the current campaign as he continues to make all the headlines, with nine goals and 12 assists to his name in all competitions.

Of course, Kenny Jackett will find it difficult to hold onto the attacker with interest inevitably filtering in, but he will play a massive part in securing promotion if he ends up staying on at Fratton Park.

TT GRADE: A

TT VERDICT:

When comparing these two, it’s safe to say that Ronan Curtis has enjoyed the better time of things in League One this season, despite Jack Payne making a name for himself at Bradford City.

The Irishman will inevitably move on to a bigger club at some point in the near future, but his time at Portsmouth has been memorable and he can still help secure them promotion.

Meanwhile, Payne may just have secured himself Premier League football with his performances this season as his parent club are in need of a goalscorer.

Both players are currently performing at the top of their game in League One, but it’s Curtis who has consistently grinded out quality performances and he has the assists and goals to back it up.

Portsmouth and Bradford City fans… what do you think? Let us know down below!!!

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