Ben Whiteman has signed a contract with Doncaster Rovers until the summer of 2023.

The former Sheffield United midfielder has been a key player for the League One side since joining them in 2017.

Donny faced a battle to hold on to his services over the summer after Championship side Hull City tried to sign him but they were able to keep him at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Whiteman is now eager to get promoted with Darren Moore’s side. He has said, as per their official club website: “I can see the long-term vision coming into place. That is with the owners with where they want to the club to be, but from my side the gaffer has been pivotal. He knows so much about football and cares so much about improving us.”

“He has been different class with me and all the lads, and tells us whether you are the youngest or oldest person in the squad that every day is an opportunity to learn.

He admitted: “It is flattering to have this interest from clubs in the Championship – I back myself to play there and feel I’m ready to do so, but this club feels like home and I want to get there with Rovers this summer.

“The contract has been in the pipeline for a while, the board came to me when there was interest in the summer and I’m really pleased it is all sorted so I can concentrate on my football.”