Luke Brennan has ended speculation over his future by signing a two-year professional deal with Rovers.

Rovers revealed earlier this month the teenage winger had yet to sign the two-year contract that was on the table for him, amid links with Premier League clubs, and Championship leaders Leeds United.

However, he becomes the eighth member of Mike Sheron’s Under-18s, who have reached the last four of the FA Youth Cup, to commit themselves to the club.

He follows goalkeeper Jordan Eastham, Isaac Whitehall and Jake Garrett in signing a two-year deals, while Dan Pike, Jalil Saadi, Sam Durrant and Sam Burns have agreed 12-month contracts.

It leaves just central defender Flavien Enzo Boyomo as the only outstanding contract left to be signed.

Brennan has impressed for the Under-18s this term, scoring in the Youth Cup against Newport and Arsenal, and has also progressed in to the Under-23s ranks.

Lyons signed for Rovers, initially on loan from Coleraine, in the summer of 2018 before that was made permanent in the January where he joined St Mirren on loan, playing 10 games and scoring once.

Since his switch in to the professional game the central midfield has become a key figure in Rovers’ Under-23s set-up, but is yet to break in to the first-team picture.

The 23-year-old has made 21 Premier League 2 appearances for Rovers in all, but had an injury-disrupted 2019/20 campaign.

Paton meanwhile featured in nine Premier League 2 matches for Rovers, scoring once, a stunning strike in a 2-2 draw with Southampton in February.

The 19-year-old has injury troubles of his own, but his versatility has been key at times for the Under-23s, able to play across the midfield positions.

Paton signed for Rovers at Under-16s level from Brampton Blasts in his native Canada.