Doncaster Rovers: Whiteman believes he is suited to McCann style

Ben Whiteman. Picture: Heather King
Ben Whiteman. Picture: Heather King

Ben Whiteman believes he will fit seamlessly into Grant McCann’s vision for his Doncaster Rovers side.

The 22-year-old has shown himself to be a versatile midfielder since arriving at Rovers last summer, initially on loan, and has operated in both attacking and sitting roles.

With McCann’s favoured 4-3-3 system relying on flexibility, particularly in the midfield three, Whiteman believes he will be well suited to the demands.

“I think I’m fitting into it well,” he told The Star.

“The gaffer wants us to pass, press and score goals and I think I suit that.

“I want to score as many goals as I can this season.

“The gaffer has set us all personal targets and hopefully we can reach them.”

On whether he sees himself in more advanced positions or sitting deeper, Whiteman believes such labels will not apply in a McCann side.

“I think the gaffer wants rotation,” he said.

“If you can break and get on the end of a cross. Arrive late and score goals.

“That’s what the manager wants. I think he’s very flexible in that.

“He wants the midfield three to rotate and the front three to stay high for the counter attack.”