Niall Ennis on the possibility of competition arriving at Doncaster Rovers for his starting place

Niall Ennis insists he will welcome any competition for his place that may arrive at Doncaster Rovers in the transfer window.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 5:49 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 4:59 pm

With Alfie May's departure to Cheltenham Town and Kwame Thomas' release at the end of his short term contract, Ennis is the only recognised senior striker at the club, alongside Rakish Bingham who is approaching the end of his deal this month.

The priority in this transfer window is understood to be the signing of at least one striker, which would put under threat Ennis' status as a regular starter.

But the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee sees competition as key to getting even better performances from him.

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"It's about competition and if you didn't have it, your standards might not be as high as you want," he said.

"It's always good to have a good squad.

"You look at Manchester City - they have so many good players in each position and it brings the level higher.

"That is what you want. You don't want an easy ride because you might not be hitting your full potential.”

For now the 20-year-old carries the pressure of being the man to lead the line for Rovers.

Despite his relative inexperience, he is happy with the responsibility.

"There's always pressure in football and there's always competition," he said.

"I shouldn't come in and let the situation get to my head.

"No matter what level you're at there's always someone behind you.

"It's just about being confident in my ability and focusing on scoring, playing well and helping the team.

"That is what I'm planning to do."