Athletics - Ennis will 'go for gold' in Glasgow

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis is desperate to complete her full set of medals by going for gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, according to coach Toni Minichiello.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates (Reuters)

Ennis has never won Commonwealth gold after claiming bronze in Melbourne in 2006 and skipping the event in Delhi in 2010 as compatriot Louis Hazel topped the podium.

But Minichiello, who masterminded the 26-year-old’s magnificent London 2012 display that saw her to claim gold at her first-ever Olympics, insists Ennis has her sights set on glory at Hampden Park in two years time.

"Jessica will be at Glasgow 2014 - definitely," he said. "That is absolutely the competition plan for us looking ahead.

"She has not won the Commonwealth title before. It will not be easy in Glasgow, either."

The 2014 European Championships in Zurich follow on only two weeks after the Commonwealths but, despite the packed schedule, Minichiello is adamant that completing her medal collection remains Ennis’ priority.

"It is tight in terms of the schedule but we certainly intend to come to Scotland," he added.

"There are Canadians and Australians who can step up to the mark there so it will be good competition.

"In fact, I've already said to Jessica she should delay her retirement in order to take in the Commonwealth Games in 2018 - but perhaps that's because I would quite like a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia."

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