Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have accepted an invitation to enter their academy sides into the 2017-18 Checkatrade Trophy.
Clubs have been fined for not playing full strength sides in the EFL Trophy, but rewarded for playing young players in league games.
The five-year-old, who has a terminal brain tumour, was named on the Rochdale substitutes bench for the Checkatrade Trophy match against Hartlepool.
Rochdale will name five-year-old fan Joshua McCormack on their substitutes' bench for the Checkatrade Trophy match against Hartlepool United.
At least 16 of Tuesday's 24 games in the Checkatrade Trophy drew attendances of less than 1,000 and only Chelsea and Luton drew more than 1,500.