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One Direction star signs for Doncaster Rovers

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One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson has signed for Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers.

The 21-year-old, who hails from the South Yorkshire town and previously worked at the club's stadium as a waiter, has signed a non-contract deal and will wear the No. 28 shirt after holding discussions with manager Paul Dickov.

Tomlinson is one fifth of arguably the most popular boy-band on the planet right now.

One Direction were formed on the ITV show X-Factor in 2010, and went on to achieve worldwide fame, with several of their hit songs securing top spot in the UK singles chart.

Fans of One Direction need not worry, though, as Tomlinson will stay with the band despite his new sporting commitments.

“This has always been a childhood dream for me," Tomlinson, who has signed as part of a charity fundraising initiative, told Doncaster's official website. "I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it’s all about.”

Doncaster chairman John Ryan, who played himself in a Rovers league match against Hereford in 2003, added: “I am honoured to let Louis play in my number to help raise money for the charity. I wore this in 2003 for my record beating appearance at Hereford and this is the first time I have allowed it to be used since but I felt this was a good cause."

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