Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of attacking midfielder Kyle Hurst on a two-year deal.
The 20-year-old arrives from Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City, having impressed while on trial with Rovers this summer.
He started in friendlies against Spennymoor Town and Rotherham United, and was a constant threat with the ball at his feet.
Hurst came through the ranks at Birmingham, signing a three-year professional contract in the summer of 2020.
He becomes Rovers’ seventh signing of the summer and the second in a matter of days after the arrival of left back James Maxwell on Thursday.
After completing his deal, Hurst said: “It’s a proud moment to sign and it’s a big moment in my career. It’s something I’ve wanted to happen since I first came here.
“I can’t wait to get started, it can be difficult when you’re on trial but over the past few days I’ve had some really good conversations with the manager.
“I came here wanting to impress and there was a lot of pressure on me but I wanted to grab hold of the opportunity with both hands.”
Manager Gary McSheffrey said: “We’ve had our eye on Kyle since the the back end of last season having him watched him a few times.
“When the opportunity came up for him to have a trial with us it was one we took up and he’s come in with a lot of desire.”
“We feel he could be a real find for us and one that may go under the radar, but he’s certainly got a lot of potential.”