One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson has signed for his boyhood club Doncaster Rovers – on a non-player contract. 

After discussions with chairman John Ryan and manager Paul Dickov, the 21-year-old has been given the number 28 shirt at the Keepmoat Stadium. 

The news was revealed on the 92Live, but fans of the group do not need to worry, as Tomlinson will remain part of the band. 

The singer, where he used to work at on match days, has been told that he will feature for the development squad at some point – but not the first team. 

Tomlinson said: “This has always been a childhood dream for me. I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers.” 

Having appeared in the red-and-white strips of Donny in a charity match last season to raise money for Bluebell Wood, in which 9000 Rovers' fans attended, they will be hoping to raise even more for the children’s hospice. 

Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled and delighted that Louis has decided to continue his support for Bluebell Wood and promote what we do.”


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