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A huge season ahead, says Scott

The young defender wants to add another League Two promotion to his CV after penning a new Rovers deal and moving to Northampton on loan

27 July 2019

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Just hours after penning a new contract with the club, Scott Wharton was already on the M6  ready to sign and then play for Northampton Town on Friday night.

The Blackburn-born youngster extended his Ewood Park stay until the summer of 2022 yesterday afternoon, and by 7.45pm he was in the Cobblers squad for their final pre-season game against MK Dons at Sixfields.

Scott appeared in the second half in the 2-1 for the League Two hosts on what was a busy day for the defender.

And he's now looking forward to settling into life down south and admits it's a big season ahead as he looks to secure a third promotion from the division with Keith Curle's side.

“I've very pleased to extend my stay here," the defender said on his new Rovers deal.

"I'm delighted that Rovers have decided to extend my contract for another year.

“It's really good of the club and it shows the belief in me from the manager and the staff. I now want to have a season without any injuries. I'm targeting 30 to 40 games as a minimum and to play well.

“It would be really nice to get another promotion from League Two on my CV, but at this stage I'm just looking to do as best as I can to help the club.

“Last season was really good for me. I probably didn't play as much as I would have liked at Lincoln in the first half of the campaign, but to go out on loan at Bury in the second half, to play games and win promotion, it was brilliant," he reflected.

“There's more quality in the Championship, you can't make mistakes otherwise you will get punished. I have played in League Two in the last three seasons though and I feel that every year the standard is improving massively."

The 21-year-old missed Rovers' last couple of pre-season outings through illness, but says he's now fit and ready to knuckle down and secure a spot in the Northampton side.

“It's been a tough pre-season after coming back from my loan at Bury," he added.

"The boss has tried to give everyone game time in pre-season against a variety of teams.

“I've had two 90 minutes under my belt and I feel good, I feel fit and I'm ready for the start of the season now.”

Good luck, Scott!

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