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Whiteman reflects on hat-trick

10 October 2017

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With no Championship action at the weekend, it was a Blades youngster currently out on-loan in League One that stole the headlines with a second-hat-trick in the space of ten minutes.

Ben Whiteman, who is currently furthering his development under the stewardship of Darren Ferguson and co at Doncaster fired a first senior treble to help Rovers beat Southend at the Keepmoat.

And speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, the midfielder admitted it is an afternoon he will never forget.

He remarked: "It was unbelievable and something I've only ever dreamt of. Luckily for me it came true on Saturday and I was over the moon.

"The first one was a case of being in the right place at the right time and I stuck it away. The second one was a clean hit which went in off the crossbar and the manager has been wanting us to shoot more.

"I didn't have to fight for the ball for the penalty. James Coppinger is an unbelievable skipper and he just told me to stick it away and thankfully I did."

Whiteman added: "I enjoy playing higher up the pitch and I believe I'm capable of scoring goals, luckily for me at the weekend I scored three and I'm delighted.

"The coaching staff at United have been a different class with me, they've kept in touch since day one and are keen to know how I'm doing on a regular basis."

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