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Whiteman wants momentum

28 October 2017

Midfielder Ben Whiteman was delighted to get the winner, as Rovers bounced back from defeat with a 1-0 win away at Bury in Sky Bet League One.

Whiteman stepped off the bench to score the deciding goal in the 77th minute, and ensured that Rovers would come away from the Energy Check Stadium with all three points. 

“I thought the boys were the dominant team throughout, the red card just before half-time changed the game really, but I’m delighted to pop up with the winner,” Whiteman said. 

“It was starting to feel like one of those games again, and it’s never nice being dropped, but the ball has fallen for me and I’ve scored so I’m more than happy to get the winner. 

“It’s not a nice place to come with the weather and the pitch wasn’t the best because it slowed up our play, but we’ve shown grit and determination and all the lads are buzzing with the win and coming away with the three points.” 

Rovers now face two cup games in a week, facing Scunthorpe in the final Checkatrade Trophy group game, before a trip to National League side Ebbsfleet United in the FA Cup, and Whiteman is keen to make sure that Rovers maintain their momentum before a return to league action. 

“We need that consistency and the manager has said the same in the dressing room, and that’s three wins from five now which doesn’t look too bad,” said Whiteman. 

“Hopefully, with the cup games coming up, we can keep this momentum going and get a little run going and we can go in to the Rotherham game full of confidence and look to climb up the table. 

“Anyone can beat anyone in this league and we need to come to places like this and grind out results, last week wasn’t us and we know we let the football club down, but we’ve come here today and bounced back.” 

Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday October 31 as they face Scunthorpe United in the Checkatrade Trophy. Get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, call 01302 762576 or go to

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