Doncaster Rovers confirm loan signing of Sheffield United's Ben Whiteman

Ben Whiteman
Ben Whiteman

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed the loan signing of Ben Whiteman from Sheffield United.

The 21-year-old will join up with the Rovers squad on Monday for the start of pre-season training after agreeing a six month loan switch.

It is understood there is an agreement between the two clubs for Whiteman to stay with Rovers for the second half of the campaign should Darren Ferguson want to keep him and Blades boss Chris Wilder be happy following a brief period of assessment at Bramall Lane in early January.

Whiteman spent the second half of last season on loan at Mansfield Town where he scored seven goals in 23 appearances.

Rovers boss Darren Ferguson said: “We’ve got it done now and it’s a really good signing.

“He’ll give us good flexbility in midfield.

“Ben was outstanding for Mansfield and I think he scored seven goals for them."

Whiteman was in Manchester United's youth set up but after his release he was offered a scholarship at Sheffield United.

The midfielder has made 12 senior appearances for the Blades and remains very much part of the future plans at Bramall Lane.