One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is poised to make his professional football debut with Doncaster Rovers’ reserves in the coming weeks.
Tomlinson, who agreed a non-contract deal with his boyhood club last summer, has been unable to feature due to his busy schedule with the immensely popular boyband and also saw a possible debut in September ruined by a tackle from Gabriel Agbonlahor in a charity match at Celtic Park.
“We are very much looking forward to Louis making his Rovers debut and I know that he can’t wait either,” said Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin.
“Louis has an incredibly busy schedule and we have been working hard with him to ensure we can get a date in his diary for the game.
“He is lifelong Rovers supporter and he comes to watch the team whenever he can, so it will be great for him to put on his Rovers shirt and make his debut for us.”
In other news about the band, they have two books that are set to be published by the end of this year. The boy band has signed a deal with HarperCollins to release two new books by the end of this year. One will be an autobiography and the other one is named One Direction: The official Annual 2015.
The band already has one book to their name, which was published back in 2011 and sold a around 3 million copies. Their latest book Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story has spent 5 weeks at the top of the UK top selling list.
Their autobiography, which is set for publishing in September of this year will chart the band’s rise to stardom.
According to HarperCollins: “Fans will discover how the boys have really felt over the last few years and their hopes and ambitions for the future.”
One Direction: The Official Annual 2015, set to be released in August, will contain photos, interviews and behind-the-scenes stories.
In December, One Direction’s third album, Midnight Memories, entered the US Billboard 200 at number one making them the only group to have their first three albums top the chart in their opening week.