From panicky to confident - Why Niall Ennis is pleased with Doncaster Rovers' quickfire turnaround in form

Niall Ennis in particular is delighted to see Doncaster Rovers getting back to what they are good at after addressing one of his big criticisms of the team in recent weeks.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 12:38 pm

Rovers have won three consecutive matches, with three clean sheets and three very good performances to bring them out of a lull in form.

It was after their last defeat - at home to Sunderland - that striker Ennis said Rovers had become panicky in possession and fell into a pattern of hitting the ball long.

The 20-year-old urged his team mates to use their natural composure to deal with pressure and get back to their strong possession play that had worked so well at the start of the current season.

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Niall Ennis. Picture: Howard Roe/AHPIX LTD

The Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee has been pleased to see Rovers rediscovering their confidence on the ball, particularly in the wins over Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers in the last week.

“I think in the last couple of games we’ve been a lot more confident on the ball,” Ennis said.

“I think we’ve shown our composure and what we were doing at the start of the season.

“We’ve benefited from it a lot.

“We’ve got the players to do it so it’s about having the confidence in yourself and each other to do it.

“I think we have done it in the last few games and hopefully we can continue it because we’re a good team.”