Ben Sheaf played another 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Peterborough on Saturday, so here’s our report on the performance with Rovers fansite Into The Empty Net.

Ben Sheaf (Photo via Doncaster Free Press)

Continuing our weekly reports on Ben Sheaf’s loan spell with Doncaster Rovers, we’ve got another update from fansite Into The Empty Net on the Arsenal loanee’s latest appearance.

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Peterborough

As Doncaster got back to winning ways by defeating Peterborough 2-0 this past Saturday, Ben Sheaf completed 90 minutes in arguably the most complete team performance of the season from Rovers.

Ben displayed his technical quality in this one, frequently at the heart of some superb passing sequences by Darren Moore’s side against a team who were unbeaten in their last six and flying up the table. His ability to protect the ball by sourcing sensible passes and dealing with pressure from opponents is improving with every outing, no doubt helped in this game by our relative dominance of possession.

Ben’s role continues to be that of complementing the playmaking prowess of Ben Whiteman, a position that involves equal amounts of discipline and intelligence in the centre of the park, and he performs it well.

Peterborough operated a four-man diamond midfield for much of this game, meaning Ben had the opportunity to take up good positions in space through the middle either side of the halfway line and affect play from there. He displayed thought and sensibility in a lot of his distribution bringing more creative teammates into play on several occasions.

It was a quiet day in terms of attacking play for Ben, though this is no criticism. He screened the defensive line whilst Whiteman pushed on looking for space to get shots away, only having one long-range effort of his own which was off-target.

Another performance to be pleased with for Ben Sheaf this weekend then, a quiet but effective game which I’m sure manager Darren Moore will have been happy with.

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