Northampton Town signed central defender Scott Wharton on a season long loan from Blackburn Rovers.
21 year old Wharton played for two of last season’s promoted sides, making 16 appearances for Lincoln City in the first half of the campaign, before joining Bury in the January transfer window and playing a further 15 times as the two clubs he represented finished first and second in League 2.
Wharton has made 64 senior appearances, scoring seven goals.
“Scott is a central defender who already has a good amount of experience,” said manager Keith Curle.
“He played his part in two promotion winning squads last season so he knows all about what is required to be successful at this level. He knows the highest of standards that are expected and needed and he is another player who will bring that winning experience in to the dressing room.
“He has a good attitude, that winning mentality that is important to us and he will fit in to the squad well.
“Scott is good in the air, he is physically strong and he is comfortable on the ball too. He is willing to put his body on the line and we think he will be a good addition to the squad. He is a natural defender, he wants to defend, he has a level of aggression that I like, he is comfortable with the ball and a good understanding of what is required.
“He is a player we identified early on, we had to wait for him because he has been involved in Blackburn’s first team squad in pre-season and went with them to Austria, but we are pleased to have been able to add him to the squad.”
Wharton will wear squad number 16.
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