Rovers midfielder Tom White has extended his stay at National League high-flyers Barrow until the end of the season.

White’s deal was coming to an end this month, but having not featured on the losing side since joining the club in October, his loan has been extended until May.

The 22-year-old has made nine appearances for the National League side who are eyeing a return to the EFL for the first time in over 40 years.

The Cumbrians sit three points clear of Yeovil Town at the National League summit with two games in hand, with boss Ian Evatt happy to retain the services of White who signed for Rovers in the summer.

Barrow had been keen to sign White from former club Gateshead prior to his Ewood Park switch where he signed a two-year deal, with Evatt finally landing his man on loan.

The midfielder made eight appearances for Rovers Under-23s side before making the loan switch.

Former England C international White is the second Rovers youngster on loan at Barrow, with Matty Platt having already agreed a season-long loan deal at Holker Street.

Rovers had the option to recall 21-year-old central defender Platt this month, but Barrow have confirmed he will stay with the club for the remainder of the campaign.