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Scott thrilled to commit to boyhood club

Boyhood Rover Wharton discusses his new contract with the club and reflects on his stint at Lincoln

18 July 2018

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Rovers defender Scott Wharton admits he's "absolutely delighted" to put pen-to-paper on a new three-year-deal with his boyhood club after signing earlier today.

The 20-year-old centre back is highly-rated at Ewood Park and has appeared six times so far in all competitions in his Rovers career.
 
The powerful defender has gained valuable game time on loan at Cambridge United and also enjoyed a fruitful spell with fellow League Two side Lincoln City in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign, playing a part in the Imps' play-off finish.
 
But back at Rovers, Scott couldn't hide his delight when speaking to iFollow Rovers about penning fresh terms with the club.
 
“I’m absolutely delighted to commit my future for the next three years. I couldn’t be happier here," he said with a beaming smile.
 
“It works both ways - I’m working hard every day trying to improve and I think the club see that from me. I grew up supporting Blackburn and have always wanted to play for my hometown team.
 
“It was an up and down season for me. Obviously  the start of the season didn’t begin well for me with injuries and getting sent off against Rochdale early on, but the second part of it was much better. 
 
“It was a good test for me, after all nobody wants to get sent off 20 minutes into a game, but hopefully that never happens again and I learn from that."
 
Rovers actually travel to Lincoln for what will be our fourth pre-season friendly of the summer this weekend. 
 
And reflecting on his time at Sincil Bank, Wharton confesses he loved his time under Danny Cowley's leadership.
 
“I went on loan to Lincoln, played regular football, enjoyed it massively and we just missed out on promotion via the play-offs in League Two," he added. "I got a really good run of games and we just missed out in the end. Aside from that I really enjoyed it.
 
“I’m still only young, I’m still leaning and hungry to become a better player. My aim is to play 30 or 40 games next season, whether that’s here at Ewood Park or somewhere else on loan."

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