Five of Rovers’ Academy prospects who played key roles in the Under-18s run to the FA Youth Cup semi-final have signed professional contracts at the club.

However, deals offered to Flavien Enzo Boyomo and Luke Brennan, who has had interest from Premier League and Championship clubs of late, remain unsigned.

In the Under-23s, central defender Matty Platt has agreed a one-year contract extension having spent the season on loan at National League champions Barrow.

Midfielders Brad Lyons and Ben Paton have also been offered new deals, but are yet to agree terms.

Charley Doyle and Jack Evans both announced their departures from the club earlier this month, while Hayden Carter and Lewis Thompson signed two, and one, year deals respectively.

Goalkeeper Jordan Eastham has signed a two-year professional deal with the club, while full back Dan Pike, midfielders Jalil Saadi and Sam Durrant and striker Sam Burns, who scored six goals in the Youth Cup, have signed one-year contracts.

Isaac Whitehall and Jake Garrett both signed professional deals earlier in the year.

James Connolly, who has missed much of the season through injury, has agreed an extra year to his scholarship contract.

Rovers will be keen to agree extensions with central defender Boyomo and winger Brennan who have both progressed in to the Under-23s this season.

However, should they wish to move on, the offer of a contract from Rovers will protect them against losing the pair on free transfers, with any team wishing to sign them having to agree compensation.

Platt meanwhile is one of a host of young central defenders coming through at the club, and has made four first-team appearances, including in the Carabao Cup win over Oldham in August, before joining Barrow on a season-long deal. He has also had loan spells with Accrington Stanley and Southport - and was in the matchday squad for the defeat at Fulham earlier this season. 

Twenty-three-year-old Lyons, who signed from Coleraine in 2018 and spent the second half of last season at St Mirren, and Canadian Paton, aged 20, have both been regulars for the Under-23s in recent seasons, but their futures remain undecided. 

Chanka Zimba is the only Rovers scholar to the be released.

Rovers are still awaiting a decision on whether the Youth Cup campaign will be finalised. 

D'Margio Wright-Phillips, scorer in the quarter final win over Arsenal, has returned to Manchester City after the expiry of his loan on May 2. Rovers opted not to extend that loan, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, but could return with a permanent offer for the teenager.