‘Give the lad a chance’ – Blackburn fans react to Scott Wharton move

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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.



  1. Firstly from what I have seen at Sincil Bank he has plenty to prove at our level. He is a ball carrying centre half who too often carried the ball too far, lost possession and immediately put us under pressure… having said he definitely has potential and another season at Lincoln in a regular left sided centre back roll will I am sure help his development at this stage of his career. All over the pitch we have to go with proven or potentially top end division 2 quality. It’s no time for sentiment… Those who aren’t going to make the grade need to be loaned out and then moved on permanently. I can see see who they are…and doubtless Danny does too.

  2. Gorge is clearly a football genius who can tell from three or four meaningless friendlies that Danny has been wasting his time signing inferior quality players, perhaps he could request a meeting to offer his advice and while he’s at it take over the manager’s job!

  3. Loan players out? We only just have enough for a matchday squad without any injuries and we currently have two!
    Each to their own hey?

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