Rovers are delighted to welcome eight new scholars to the Academy as they sign deals to join the U18s programme for the next two years.
Chris Pooley, Harry Wood, Jake Oram, Justin Bennett, Max Adamson, Will Flint and Will Green will make the step up from Rovers U16s.
Meanwhile, Rovers fought off stiff competition from category two sides to capture the signing of left back Freddie Allen from Norwich City.
First-team manager Gary McSheffrey said: “They have all stepped up this year and grasped the opportunity.
“They are at a club where you will get opportunities because we are constantly evolving.
“I congratulate all of the players on their deals and look forward to watching them develop over the new two years.”
As part of their signing evening the players heard from McSheffrey, former Rovers player and PFA representative Paul Raven and goalkeeper Louis Jones with presentations from Academy manager Tony Cook and U18s manager Chad Gribble.