Doncaster Rovers: Latest on Niall Ennis as he closes in on return

Niall Ennis WILL make his return to Doncaster Rovers this week after recovery from a hamstring injury.

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Niall Ennis

The Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee has not featured since the defeat to Manchester United U21s in the Leasing.com Trophy in late October having suffered the muscle strain in the match.

He returned to his parent club for treatment but Rovers boss Darren Moore confirmed he has finally been given the go-ahead to report back to Cantley Park for training on Monday.

“Niall is back with us on Monday,” Moore said. “We’re pleased to have him back.”

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Ennis could be handed minutes for Rovers U23s when they host Walsall at Cantley Park on Tuesday afternoon, though Moore does favour the cautious approach with players recovering from injury.

The striker impressed in his 14 appearances for the club prior to his injury, with a greater contribution to Rovers’ attacking play that his single goal so far would suggest.

Rovers’ attacking ranks have been short on number throughout the season with Tottenham Hotspur loanee Kazaiah Sterling ruled out since early September with the aftermath of a dead leg.

Since Ennis’ injury, Moore has only been able to call upon Kwame Thomas and Rakish Bingham to fill the lone striker role favoured by the Rovers boss.

Moore suffered another blow to his plans on Friday with Rovers now set to be without forward Jon Taylor who suffered a hamstring injury of his own in training.