Rovers youngster Scott Wharton has been nominated for the League Two player of the month award for November.

Wharton scored four times in the space of three games for the Cobblers last month, including two in a 4-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.

The central defender also netted in a 2-0 win over Grimsby and then again in an FA Cup win over Notts County as they moved in to round three of the competition.

The 22-year-old has clocked up 24 appearances in all for Keith Curle’s side who occupy the final play-off spot in League Two.

Wharton spent last season in the fourth tier, first with Lincoln and then Bury, as both secured promotion to League One.

He has had two separate spells with the Imps, and another with Cambridge United in 2017, and signed a long-term deal at Ewood Park before his most recent move.

Wharton has been shortlisted alongside Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers), Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) and Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

The panel said of Wharton: As well as offering solidity at the back with his bravery and blocking ability, Wharton contributed three goals, all from set pieces.

“A classic header and a poacher’s finish were bettered by a lovely controlled volley against Crewe.”
The winner will be announced on Friday morning.

Wharton has played six times in all for the Rovers senior side since his debut against Burton Albion in August 2016. His most recent was in a 3-3 FA Cup second round tie with Crewe Alexandra.