Republic of Ireland youth international Rowan Roache has agreed his first professional contract with the club.
The forward, a second year scholar, has signed an initial two-year deal at Bloomfield Road, with the club holding the option to extend it by a further 12 months.
"It's a great feeling because I've been here for nearly three years now," the 17-year-old told the official website.
"I just want to do my best in pre-season and get myself physically alongside all the other boys, because that's an area I obviously need to improve on.
"I'm only 17 so I really need to push on and make myself better, so that it hopefully shows on the pitch."
Roache was part of the club's double-winning youth team last season and scored 30 goals in 31 matches for the side.