Familiar threat awaiting Doncaster Rovers at Burton Albion

Doncaster Rovers will come up against a ‘very dangerous’ threat they know all about when they visit Burton Albion this afternoon.

Saturday, 19th December 2020, 6:00 am

Likely to be part of Albion’s front line is Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Niall Ennis, who spent last season with Rovers.

And Darren Moore says Rovers will be mindful of Ennis’ abilities.

“Niall is there and we know him really well - as he does us,” he said.

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Former Rovers loanee Niall Ennis is currently with Burton Albion

“He carries a threat that we know of and he will be very dangerous should he play on Saturday.

“It’s not just about Niall Ennis, even though he is an individual who is a good player. They have threats all over the pitch as well.”

Ennis has yet to score for Burton since joining the club on loan from Wolves on transfer deadline day.

He scored six goals in 32 appearances for Rovers last season and was considered for a return to the Keepmoat during the final week of the transfer window.

His current side Burton currently sit bottom of League One, having won just two of their 18 matches so far.

But Jake Buxton’s side were four matches unbeaten prior to their midweek defeat to Ipswich Town, with three consecutive 1-1 draws following the win over Charlton Athletic.

And Moore has warned their performances have been much better than results or their league standing would suggest.

“They played up at Hull a few weeks ago and went down to ten men but played ever so well,” he said.

“It’s another team that performance-wise are doing really well.

“Small lapses of concentration in games have cost them.

“At the level we’re at, there’s a very thin line between those who are competing at the top of the table and those at the bottom.

“We know Burton are performing well and we know they probably feel a bit hard done by with the results they’ve had in recent weeks.

“This is the next chance they have to put that right.

“We know the threats they carry and we have to perform well if we are going to go to the Pirelli and come away with any sort of result.”

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