'Sometimes I feel like we panic on the ball' - Niall Ennis talks Doncaster Rovers' mistakes in Sunderland defeat

Niall Ennis feels that Doncaster Rovers have developed a tendency to ‘panic’ in possession and need to go back to basics to rectify the issue.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 12:43 pm
Niall Ennis in action against Sunderland
Niall Ennis in action against Sunderland

Rovers turned in a disappointing performance in defeat to Sunderland on Sunday and striker Ennis believes they need to rediscover composure on the ball if they are to get back to a positive run of form.

“I feel like we just need to go back to the drawing board," Ennis said.

“We need to do what was making us good and stand out in the early games.

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“Sometimes I feel that we panic on the ball and just boot it up.

“I feel that we’ve got good enough players to just compose ourselves and just move it around side to side.

“We just need to be confident each other and move the ball because we’re a good team.

“That’s football.

“You’re going to have off days but it’s about putting it right.”

Ennis, who battled well against the physical Sunderland defence, ultimately felt taking chances was the difference between the two sides on the day.

"In both halves we didn’t start the best and we got punished for it," the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee said.

“It's simple – if you don't score, you don’t win.

“I felt we had chances to core but we didn't take them.

“We can't say that it wasn’t deserved because we didn’t take our chances and they did.”