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Wolves U23s duo join Doncaster on season-long loans

Wolves prospects Niall Ennis and Cameron John will be playing League One football this season after joining Doncaster Rovers on season-long loans.
Striker Ennis, 20, who made his Wolves debut in the FA Cup fourth round win against Shrewsbury Town in February, and 19-year-old centre back John will spend the 2019-20 season at the Keepmoat Stadium under new boss Darren Moore.
Highly-rated Ennis, who was the club’s top scorer in the Under-23s last season, has also signed a new deal with his boyhood club, which will keep him at Molineux until the summer of 2022. John, who was an unused substitute for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the Premier League game at Everton, is already tied to the club until next summer, with a 12-month option.
Both were regulars in last season’s Premier League 2 Division 2 title-winning side, making 20 appearances each for Rob Edwards’s team, with Ennis scoring nine times with three assists. They join another Wolves Academy graduate in League One after left wing back Ryan Giles joined Shrewsbury Town, also on a season-long loan, earlier this summer.
Wolves Head of Academy Scott Sellars said: “Both boys had really good seasons last year and progressed well in the Under-23s, so this move will be good for everyone involved.
“Niall had a few injury problems when he went out on loan in 2017-18, so we felt it would be good for him to stay with us for another year and get back to his old self, while ‘Cam’ came on leaps and bounds in his development last year, and we all felt he needed competitive football and some new experiences to help further his career.
“There is a lifespan for all the boys in terms of Under-23 football, and eventually they all need to go on and develop in league football. This is why we’re very pleased that Niall and Cam get the opportunity to work with an experienced coach and really good guy in Darren Moore who has worked at Academy level and Under-23 football so understands the process.”
As regards Ennis’s new deal, Sellars added: “Niall’s new contract is well deserved, and for us it’s important we look after our boys, look after the talent we have and try to protect it, while giving the players the opportunity to grow and develop.”