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Ireland U21 whiz Curtis admits West Ham youngster Rice unsure of next move

Portsmouth attacker Ronan Curtis admits West Ham defender Declan Rice is yet to make a definitive decision over his international future.

Republic of Ireland coach Martin O'Neill is expected to confirm this morning that Rice wants more time to consider his international future as England hover.

Rice's Irish U-21 team-mate Curtis told the LOI Weekly podcast: "He's a young lad and hopefully he makes the right decision and goes with his heart.

"He's a great player and hopefully he does come back to us," continued the in-form Portsmouth attacker who is anxious for another call from O'Neill after being brought in for last month's senior friendly in Poland.

"Declan is a young bloke playing in the Premier League week in and week out for West Ham and he's having a bit of trouble now because his head is all over the place. Hopefully he knows what he wants to do and comes back to us."

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