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Doncaster Rovers draft in One Direction star Tomlinson for charity

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster Rovers reserves on Wednesday night.

More than 5,000 fans flocked to Keepmoat Stadium to watch the British boy band star in action against Rotherham United in the Final Third Development League fixture.

22-year old local boy Tomlinson came on in the 65th minute, operating as a right-back, as Donnie's reserves drew 0-0 for the match which was part of a joint partnership with local charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Tomlinson, who signed as a non-contract player for Rovers last August, was praised by Bluebell Wood chief executive Claire Rintoul for his efforts.

"Louis is a great patron of ours and for him to take time out of his packed schedule just shows how much he cares," Rintoul said.

Tomlinson is a part of five-piece act One Direction who have had three consecutive number one albums in the US and have won multiple awards in Britain and worldwide.

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