Scott Wharton has replaced Callum Howe at Sincil Bank, joining on loan until the end of the season.
Wharton is a left-sided centre back and a youth of just 20-years old. He’s made a handful of appearances for the Ewood Park outfit, as well as appearing in their U23 set up. Last season he had a spell on loan at Cambridge where he scored once in nine appearances.
It would appear that Wharton has come in as back up, his first team chances will be limited due to the arrival of James Wilson and of course the presence of Bozzie and Luke Waterfall. Danny did say he only adds to a group if it makes it significantly stronger, but I’m not sure this is the case.
Got yourself one hell of player there lads
— 🔵⚪️ 🔵⚪️ (@Ku3O0z) January 31, 2018
It will vex fans to see our own promising defender, Callum Howe, leave and another youngster come in, but I implicitly trust Danny’s judgement. Perhaps there’s a chance Wharton will be available in the summer and Danny wants to run is eye over a League One quality player, whereas perhaps he feels Callum is League Two quality.
Blackburn fans certainly rate our new arrival, there’s been an outpouring of love for him on Twitter already.
Good player you’ve got here, surprised we’ve loaned him out in the end, hope he does well for you🤙
— Thomas Martin (@Tom_martin18) January 31, 2018
I’ve already had an angry message from a fan who claims that Callum Howe is a better defender than Luke and he would have liked to have seen him given a chance. well, that ain’t going to happen I’m afraid. Callum Howe is the past and Scott Wharton, for now, is part of the future.
Elsewhere, Southend have signed striker Shayon Harrsion from Spurs, possibly opening up a move for Theo for us. Louis Dodds, a former Imps favourite, has joined Chesterfield as they look to strengthen further, whilst a player I tipped for a Football League move has earned one. Abu Eisa of Wealdstone has moved to League One leaders Shrewsbury to replace the outgoing Dodds.
— Scott Wharton (@wharton_scott) January 31, 2018
Port Vale have been busy, as well as Howe they’ve picked up another centre back, Kyle Howkins, from West Brom. The 21-year old is yet to make a senior appearance for West Brom. He’s a 6ft 5in defender who has previously had loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Mansfield Town and Cambridge United.