The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Kather­ine Bett

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

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