BEN AIMS TO HAVE GOAL-DEN SEASON
DONCASTER’S Ben Whiteman is hungry to hit the net more often for Rovers this season after opening his account on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old midfielder scored for the first time for Donny on Tuesday evening. It was a late winner in a dramatic 3-2 win at Bradford City in the Carabao Cup first round.
He notched seven goals for Mansfield Town last year.
“I’m looking to try and improve my goal tally from last season. The quality of the team should allow me to do that but I have to be disciplined and know when to make runs forward,” said the Sheffield United loanee.
“A lot of goals I scored last year were similar to the one against Bradford. I like to strike the ball with the side of my foot and create some pace on it.
“I enjoyed the celebration, I finished the goal well and it was late in the game so I was happy to go and celebrate in front of the fans.”
Manager Darren Ferguson has slotted Whiteman into Rovers’ defensive midfield role, which the player reckons suits his combative style of play.
He added: “I like the physical side of the game, I enjoy getting my foot in.”
HUNGRY: Ben Whiteman