Niall Ennis says Rovers will be looking for an immediate reaction following their 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in Sky Bet League One.
Chris Maguire’s goal on the hour was the difference in Rovers’ final game of 2019 as they were unable to capitalize on their Boxing Day win at Peterborough United, and Ennis is sure the team will be keen to bounce back quickly.
“We started both halves of the game slowly and ultimately, we’ve been punished for it, we haven’t taken chances when they’ve come our way, and if you don’t score, you’re not going to win games,” he said.
“We weren’t at our best and we didn’t get the result that we wanted. It’s tough because we know we’re a good team, we played really well against Peterborough the other day, if we can find that again we can do well.
“We have another game coming up on Wednesday and we can look to bounce back quickly which is good for us, we know it’ll be another difficult game, but we’ll be looking to make sure we have a reaction against Oxford.”
Ennis is on a season-long loan from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, joining alongside Cameron John. Both players started the last two games together following their returns from their respective injuries, and the striker says the duo are learning a lot in South Yorkshire.
“I’m enjoying the battles up top, I feel there’s a lot more I can give. I’m learning how to deal with defenders in this league, I’m trying to give my all and impose myself on the games I play, that’s how I play, I want to be all in,” he added.
“I’m feeling a lot better since I’ve come back in, obviously I’ve been out a little bit and I’m still getting up to speed properly, I feel I can still get sharper, but I’ve still got a lot more to give to the team.
“I feel I’ve really blossomed whilst I’ve been at this club, it’s a good club that’s helped both me and Cam to get some good experience of first-team football, I feel I’m improving, we want to keep lifting the bar higher and higher to stand out.”