Rovers have signed Tyrhys Dolan on a two-year after his departure from Preston North End.

An exciting attacking prospect, Dolan scored when sides met in the FA Youth Cup fifth round, a match Rovers won 3-2, and also when they played each other in the Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final.

Dolan spent three years at Preston, having joined from Manchester City in 2017 where he was a former team-mate of D’Margio Wright-Phillips who finished the season on loan at Ewood Park.

The attacking midfielder is able to play across the attacking line, and was delighted to pen a deal through to 2022.

“It’s a dream come true to sign my first professional deal at a club as big as Blackburn Rovers,” he said.

“The hard work continues, so I just can’t wait to get my feet going again, hit the ground running and show everyone what I can do.

“For me, my preferred position is as a number 10, but I can play on the wings as well. I’m a direct player, with confidence, and I just like to get the ball, express myself, enjoy my football and show everyone what I can do.

“This break has made me even more eager to get going again with football. I talk to my dad about setting visions and goals, and here at Rovers I’ve got the highest expectations. The history of the club is amazing, with some great players coming through the system, and I’m willing to work hard to be one of those players.”

Rovers have already secured professional contracts for a number of their Under-18s squad who reached the last four of the FA Youth Cup.

Goalkeeper Jordan Eastham signed a two-year deal, while Dan Pike, Jalil Saadi, Sam Durrant and Sam Burns all signed one-year deals.

The club had already agreed deals with Isaac Whitehall and Jake Garrett, and have also offered deals to Luke Brennan and Flavien Enzo Boyomo.