GEORGE Miller and Rob Bourne have both been offered professional deals with Bury after graduating from the club's academy system.

The duo have been given the chance to link up with David Flitcroft's squad at the beginning of next season and follow in the footsteps of previous youngsters Jack Ruddy, Anthony Dudley, Scott Burgess and Matty Foulds, who made the step up to the first team squad last year.

Miller, nephew of former Premier League referee Mark Halsey, has scored 17 goals in 18 appearances for Ryan Kidd's Under-18s this term.

The goal spree led to the 17-year-old being handed his first-team debut during the Shakers' 3-0 defeat at Barnsley on February 7.

Known as a fearless forward with a deadly eye for goal, Miller was regularly an unused substitute during Bury's mid-season injury crisis.

But the young striker has been out of action since late February after suffering a training-ground injury which has forced him to undergo knee surgery and will keep him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Bourne has notched 12 goals in 28 games for the U18s this season as they head into the final stretch looking to secure back-to-back North West Youth Alliance titles.

Meanwhile, Raquarn Crosdale, Jake Durham, Sam Gibson, Rowan Kimmins, Jamie McCarthy and Khalid Mohammed will all be released at the end of this season.