Rovers are delighted to announce that Scott Wharton has today signed a new long-term contract with the club.
The home-grown defender has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal, which will keep him at Ewood Park until June 2021.
The 20-year-old becomes the sixth Rovers player to commit his future to the club this summer, following on from Danny Graham, Craig Conway, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams and Richie Smallwood.
Blackburn-born, Wharton joined the club’s Academy at an early age and quickly progressed through the Rovers ranks.
He made his senior debut in a 2-2 draw against Burton Albion in the Championship in August 2016, before scoring his first goal for the club in a League Cup victory over Crewe Alexandra three days later.
In order to gain further first team experience, Wharton spent the second half of the 2016-17 season on loan at League Two side Cambridge United, where he made nine appearances.
A regular and reliable member of Rovers’ promotion-winning Under-23s, Wharton again spent time away from Ewood Park last season, joining Lincoln City on loan, where he scored twice in 14 league appearances as the Imps reached the League Two play-offs.
After putting pen-to-paper on a new deal, Wharton can look forward to a bright future in blue-and-white. We wish him well!