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Paul Hurst on Niall Ennis

Gaffer gives his view on the signing Niall Ennis from Wolves

27 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town Manager Paul Hurst was delighted to add 18-year-old Niall Ennis to his squad last night.

Ennis joins on a season-long loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He has been a regular for Wolves’ Under 23s this summer and has also featured for England Under 17s and Under 18s in the past.

Niall is highly thought of a Wolves and Paul believes he adds a different option to his forward line.

“He’s someone that I’ve been fully aware of from last season”, Paul told ShrewsWeb.

“He had a leg break, which he came back from. He comes extremely highly recommended by people that I know over there, he adds to our striking options and 100% he’s a talent.

“I think now he’s got an opportunity. Logistically it’s great for him, his parent club can keep an eye on him and hopefully he can come in and give us more options up top.

“He’s a different type to what we’ve got. With Carlton and Lenny they are more target men, whereas Niall is one that likes to play on the shoulder. He’s got very good movement, he’s a good finisher and I’m delighted to get it done.”

“He’s one that we’ve been enquiring about since the end of last season. It’s taken a little while because of a few changes at Wolves, but as soon as we got the go ahead we wanted to act quickly on it and I’m pleased to get it done.”

Town brought in another young loanee last season in Tyler Roberts, but Hurst doesn’t think Ennis should be compared with the West Bromwich Albion youngster.

“I guess it’s an easy comparison to make, but I’m sure both players would want to be known for being Niall Ennis or Tyler Roberts”, said Hurst.

“They aren’t the same type of players, but I think both are extremely well thought of at the club they are at and no way is it a loan with a view to a permanent move, but hopefully it will work for everybody.”

Paul now believes he has enough striking options and isn’t expecting any more forwards to join the club in the near future.

“You never say never, but we’ve filled the spaces”, Paul said.

“We would have to move people out and things like that, but that’s not really what I’m looking to do. I’m happy with who I’ve got and I think they can all contribute.

“We’ve now got a nice bit of a mix. You could throw Arthur and Doddsy into the striking area as well, so we’ve got good options up there and I’m sure they will all play there part.”

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