Dan Butterworth has signed a new long-term deal at Rovers as reward for his progress which could see him make his Championship debut before the season is out.

The teenager, who joined from Manchester United in 2015, has made two Carabao Cup appearances for Rovers this season and was on the bench for the win at Millwall in January.

Butterworth’s previous deal was due to expire next season, but Rovers have moved to hand him an extended contract which will now run until June 2022.

The talented attacker has been a mainstay in Damien Johnson’s successful Under-23s squad that won promotion from Premier League 2 Division 2 last season. His form this season has twice seen him nominated for the Premier League 2 player of the month.

He made his Rovers debut in the Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City in August ad followed that up with a second appearance in the same competition in the defeat at Bournemouth a month later.

Butterworth is expected to follow the likes of Tyler Magloire and John Buckley in making their league debuts before the season is out, having been tipped for a bright future by boss Tony Mowbray.

 “It’s good to finally get it done and dusted so I can focus on my football,” said the 19 year-old.

“I love it here at Rovers, everything about the place. Everyone’s so close together.”