Another of Rovers' promising youngsters has gone out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.
Development squad forward Sam Joel has linked up with Evo-Stik First Division North side Bamber Bridge on a month’s loan until 17th October.
A product of the Rovers Academy having been with the club since the age of 10, Joel finished top scorer in 2014-15 with 18 goals from his 42 appearances for the Under-18s and Under-21s.
He has been signed in time to go straight into the Bamber Bridge squad for their league fixture this Saturday against New Mills. The striker has also been given permission to play for them in this season's FA Cup competition.