It seems as though not everyone is happy to see Scott Wharton move to Sincil Bank on a season-long loan. whilst all the joy and praise seems to be coming from Lincoln fans, there are many Rovers followers who are not quite as happy he’s joined us.
There’s been plenty of chatter about him coming back all summer, rumours of possible League One switches, then obviously we have Ben Nugent on trial which seemingly dashed hopes of seeing Scott again. Out of the blue Nugent, whom Danny had seemed very keen on, went to Stevenage and Wharton signed a new Blackburn deal.
Then yesterday the pre-match chatter was all about him coming back on loan. when asked pre match by a young fan if he was coming back to City, he put his thumbs up. After facing us for an hour, he will now feature for us over an entire season.
There’s a lot of reasons to be happy Scott is back, I’ve done a piece on Football League World outlining why it is a good move, but not everyone agrees. It seems that fans of his parent club are frustrated that he hasn’t been given a chance there, or that he wasn’t loaned to a club in League One. Apparently, he’s already proven he can compete in League Two, so a step up would have made perfect sense.
Whilst Imps fans were delighted with his arrival, Blackburn’s own announcement of the move was met with dissention and anger. Of the 40-odd comments on their Twitter feed, perhaps two complimented the manager on his decision to get Wharton some first team football. The other users were not happy at all, which only serves to underline what a superb signing Danny has secured for us this season.
Here’s a selection of their responses from the social media site.
Just gonna loan him forever so that he never gets a chance at Rovers 🙄👏🏻
— Lewis Heyn (@LewisHeyn) July 22, 2018
Christ, what does this lad have to do to get a proper chance?
— Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin_93) July 22, 2018
He's already proven himself in league 2, he needed to go to a league 1 club if there were any takers.
— Neal Burton (@NealBurton) July 22, 2018
Should have lent him to Stanley
— Damo -Legend (@LegendDamo) July 22, 2018
when will we get the idea that loaning them out when they can make an impact will make them want to leave. happened too many times
— Samuel (@Samuel_Dawson21) July 22, 2018
Give the lad a chance
— Gavin Smith (@Rovers1983) July 22, 2018
So disappointing this. Give the lad a chance at #Rovers, hes good enough.
— Martin MJ (@MartinMJ22) July 22, 2018