Blades to assess loan star situation

Blades to assess loan star situation

Sheffield United are set to assess the loan situation with midfielder Ben Whiteman, whose current agreement with Doncaster Rovers is set to expire in January.

The 21-year-old has been at the Blades since 2014 after being released by Manchester United’s academy, going onto make 8 first team appearances before being loaned out to Mansfield last season and Doncaster for this campaign.

The midfielder has been impressive so far for Doncaster during his short stay, recently scoring his first ever senior hat-trick in their 4-1 win over Southend last weekend. Rovers will certainly want to keep hold of the youngster if they can, but Chris Wilder and co must decide if he will get a look in at the club if he is recalled.

When asked if he would be open to staying at Doncaster and continuing his progress under manager Darren Ferguson, the 21-year-old admitted he would be in favour of staying in order to get more game time.

“Yeah, definitely,” said Whiteman.

“I think the main thing for me is to keep playing games and getting experience.”

“Sheffield United are playing really well at the minute and I like it here, the boys are different class. You can’t underestimate how good the manager is, and for me personally everyone’s been unbelievable.”

“I’d definitely like to stay until the end of the season.”
[All quotes sourced via the Star]