Pompey duo want loan deals

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Portsmouth duo Gary O'Neil and John Curtis have both expressed a desire to leave Fratton Park on-loan having been deemed surplus to requirements this term.

Talented midfielder O'Neil has impressed for England's Under-21 side in recent internationals and is eager to get more playing time under his belt.

Frustrated at a lack of opportunity at in-form Pompey, O'Neil has requested a move away from the South Coast.

''I find it frustrating. I've asked the boss numerous times and he always says the same thing - there is no reason you're not in the side, you're fighting for your place and you'll get your games,'' said O'Neil.

''Obviously there is always a stage where you have to move on but I have three years left on my contract and I'm happy at Portsmouth.''

Meanwhile, full-back John Curtis has expressed a similar frustration.

''If I am not playing for Portsmouth I need to be playing elsewhere,'' conceded Curtis.

''I'm at the stage of my career where reserve team football isn't good enough.''