Nottingham Forest are in the race to sign Ben Whiteman and supporters of Mansfield Town believe the Reds could complete a masterstroke.

The Athletic are claiming that the Reds will rival Preston North End and Derby County to sign the Doncaster Rovers star man.

Whiteman is the captain in South Yorkshire right now and has scored eight goals and claimed seven assists during 2020/21.

He typically operates in a No.8 role and the kind of player to play between the lines is exactly what Forest need.

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Fans of Nottingham Forest’s regional rivals, Mansfield Town, got a taste of what the midfielder is all about.

He spent the second half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at One Call Stadium, with Steve Evans taking him on loan.

Whiteman made 23 appearances for the Stags, scoring seven goals and claiming two assists.

Since checking in at Doncaster permanently he has gone from strength to strength.


In 159 outings for Rovers, Whiteman has scored 25 times and helped himself to 15 assists.

Interest in the 24-year-old is rife and it’s easy to see why.

He boasts an array of passing and is also near the top of the League One charts when it comes to winning defensive duels.

Following news of Forest’s interest, Mansfield supporters have been advising the Reds fans base over what to expect from Whiteman.

It’s fair to say, they think Hughton could pull off a masterstroke…

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