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16 October 2020

BURTON Albion are delighted to announce the signing of forward Niall Ennis on a season-long loan move from Premier League side Wolves.

The 21-year-old adds to manager Jake Buxton’s forward options but will not be eligible to play in tomorrow’s game away at Bristol Rovers, as his registration went through after the midday deadline.

Ennis, who has represented England at U17, U18 and U19 level, will join up with the Brewers for training at St George’s Park on Monday morning.

A loan spell at Doncaster Rovers last season saw Ennis score six times in 29 games, with four of those coming in the final nine games of the curtailed 2019/20 season.

And manager Jake Buxton is delighted to add Ennis to the Brewers’ ranks for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.

“We were looking for another attacking option to bolster what we’ve got,” said Buxton.

“He has had a successful loan spell at Doncaster last season. He’s quick and good at getting in behind the defence.

“We didn’t think it would be achievable to get him. Darren Moore spoke well of him that he’s a good lad, works his socks off and can finish.

“I spoke with Scott Sellars as well, the Wolves Academy manager, and he spoke really highly of him as well.

“He won’t be available to be selected for Bristol Rovers tomorrow, but he’ll come and train on Monday ahead of Rochdale on Tuesday night.”

“I’m excited and can’t wait to get started,” said Ennis.

“I can come short, run in behind, I’ve got a lot of pace and I’m good with the ball at my feet, and can run at players and get past them.

“The main thing is I want to score goals and win games.

“I spoke to the manager briefly but he said a lot of things I agree with and I got excited. The way and where he sees me playing, the system and giving me the confidence that I’m wanted, and that’s what a player wants.”

Niall will wear the #38 shirt during his time at Burton Albion. Welcome to Burton Albion, Niall!

Picture: Wolves FC

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