SCOTT Wharton is targeting a third promotion in two seasons from League Two – and believes his success with Bury is up there with the biggest achievements of his career.

Wharton arrived at Gigg Lane in January 2019 following a mid-season switch from Lincoln City who would later be crowned champions, and played 15 times as the Shakers secured an automatic promotion spot.

Three straight defeats in the final throws of the campaign, as financial troubles became apparent, threatened to derail their promotion hopes, but they steadied the ship under Ryan Lowe to secure second place.

Wharton will line up for Northampton in the play-offs tonight, as they host Cheltenham Town in the first leg, with the Blackburn Rovers youngster hoping to add another promotion to his CV.

He said: “I’ve always done alright at different clubs but never done a full season at one club and I feel like it’s been a good season.

“Considering everything that was happening off the pitch, it was a really good experience for me (at Bury) and getting promoted there is one of my best achievements in my career so far.

"At one point we'd lost three games on the bounce, the financial problems were hitting all of the players and it looked in some doubt, but we managed to get through it and win promotion, and to have that on my CV at the age of 22 is something I'm proud of."