Another of Rovers' promising youngsters will spend the second half of the campaign out on loan.
Following on from the deal for Jack O'Connell to extend his stay with Rochdale, striker Anton Forrester will remain a Bury player until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old, signed by Gary Bowyer from Everton last January, has impressed at Gigg Lane this season, netting six times in his 21 appearances.
The forward ended 2013 on a high, grabbing the opening goal after just 43 seconds on Sunday as Bury defeated York City 2-1 to move the League Two side up to 20th in the table.
New Years Day sees the Shakers take on Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.