One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson lines up for fundraising game

Louis Tomlinson at Keepmoat Stadium.
Louis Tomlinson at Keepmoat Stadium.
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Doncaster boyband sensation Louis Tomlinson is set to pull on his football boots again next week when he takes part in a charity match.

Louis, aged 21, from Bessacarr – who recently ‘signed’ for Doncaster Rovers as a non-contract player and staged his own fundraising match at the club’s Keepmoat Stadium last year – has signed up to play in Celtic and Aston Villa legend Stiliyan Petrov’s charity game.

The One Direction singer will join a host of stars at Celtic’s Parkhead Stadium in Glasgow on Sunday, September 8.

Petrov had to give up his career after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March last year.

The former Bulgarian international, aged 34, announced his retirement from the game earlier this year, but is now in remission.

The #19 Legends match – named after the shirt number Petrov wore during his career – will raise funds for charities nominated by the midfielder.

A host of Celtic legends, including Tom Boyd, Jackie McNamara Chris Sutton, Paul Lambert and Henrik Larsson will line up with celebrities, including funny man John Bishop, Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, and Hollyoaks actor Warren Brown.

Tickets for the match are available from Celtic’s website and ticket office, priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Last month, Louis was given the squad number 28 by Rovers as part of a fund-raising mission in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, North Anston.