Brown earns pro deal with Dale

Brown, who has also been nominated for the League Two Apprentice of the Year award, has already had a taste of first-team action on one occasion this season in the 2-1 defeat by Bradford and has also been named as a substitute on numerous occasions.

"I am over the moon, it has been a brilliant week for me," Brown told the club's official website.

"This has come on the back of me being nominated for the apprentice of the year award and I feel very proud of what I have achieved to be honest.

"I've just come into the club every day and tried my best, put 100% in and it's worked out for me. I know there's plenty of hard work ahead but I'm determined to break into the first team. That has to be my next goal."

Source: Team Talk