Rochdale Football Club can confirm that Joe Rafferty will extend his stay at Spotland after accepting a new contract offer.
He is set to pen a one-year-deal, effective from July 1.
The 19-year-old joined Dale last summer and made 23 appearances for the club during the 2012/13 season.
Rafferty is the third out of contract player offered a deal to confirm that he will be returning next season.
Welcome aboard, Joe!