It’s good to be at home in Doncaster, says Louis

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That’s what makes him beautiful.

Doncaster’s One Direction hunk Louis Tomlinson was delighted to be back in his home town last night to support a Doncaster Rovers charity match.

The heartthrob singer, who is the team’s latest signing, was due to play in the game himself - but had to pull out due to injury.

“It’s my ribs that have been causing me most pain but I’m hoping I’ll be okay again in a week or two,” said Louis.

“I just hope the gaffer doesn’t think I’m injury prone now! It was just one of those 50/50 tackles but it’s an honour to be playing for Doncaster Rovers, I used to come all the time.”

Louis spent the last couple of days in Doncaster before he jets off to Australia today for his world tour.

“It’s lovely to be here - I’ve spent a lot of time with my family,” he said.

“I had a lasagne with my nan and I had a carvery earlier. I’m just doing all the things I used to do when I was at home. The biggest thing I miss about being home is my family - it’s just lovely being sat at my grandma’s house.”

Last night, swarms of screaming fans had travelled from all over to catch a glimpse of the Bessacarr superstar.

“It was crazy - I was being pulled around by a few girls outside,” he said.

“It’s great to get that reception when I come back. The other One Direction boys think Doncaster’s nice - they say it’s a cool place and everybody is really friendly.”

Louis was due to pull on Rovers’ red and white shirt in the reserve game against Scunthorpe United to raise money for Bluebell Wood. Although unable to play, he cheered on the other players from the bench.

“We’ve been working with Bluebell Wood for a while. Every time I go down I can’t help but notice what an amazing thing they are doing there,” he said.

Among the throngs of girls eager to catch a glimse of Louis was Jordann Ashton, 14, of Mexborough.

“We came straight from school to see him. He is gorgeous,” she said. “When we see him on the bench we are just going to scream and scream.”

Georgia Jobson, 11, from Carcroft, added: “I’m just going to watch him - not the game. It’s good he hasn’t forgotten his roots.”

Singer Louis was due to play for his home town team

Louis Tomlinson’s hopes of playing a competitive game for Doncaster Rovers last night had to be put on hold after he was injured playing in another charity game.

The 21-year-old was given a squad number with Rovers and was originally due to play last night against Scunthorpe, to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

But the singer suffered bruised ribs and an injured knee while playing for a Celtic team in Glasgow to raise money for a cancer charity set up by footballer and leukaemia sufferer Stilyian Petrov.

Louis was hurt after being tackled by England international Gabriel Agbonlahor, who later apologised to the singer.