It's the subs bench for One Direction's Louis Tomlinson this evening at Doncaster Rover's Keepmoat Stadium. He was due to play his first competitive match for Rovers Reserves against Scunthorpe United Reserves.
But he had to pull out after failing to recover from a tackle from Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor during another charity match earlier this month. The boyband star signed for Rovers as a non-contract player last month and was given squad number 28.
He used to work at the Keepmoat Stadium on matchdays before finding fame with the group through The X Factor. And he is now raising money for the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice through the club. He's already tweeted of his disappointment at not being able to play tonight.
I will play in another game in 2014, to be announced. Fans that have bought tickets for the match can apply for a full refund.
Unfortunately due to injury I cannot play at this week’s Doncaster Rovers match. I will still be attending the match on the bench
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has pulled out of the upcoming Doncaster Reserves game this Wednesday due to injury. The singer, who hails from Doncaster is an avid fan of the football team. He was due to play in the squad to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
But he was injured recently during another charity game in Glasgow.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson will play his first competitive football match for Doncaster Reserves when they meet Scunthorpe United Reserves on September 18th.
The singer, who hails from Doncaster, is said to be an avid fan of the club. He will play in the squad to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Doncaster Rovers tweeted "Louis will not be making any money from this. His sole aim is to raise funds and awareness for this charity of which he is a patron."
Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan has aired his frustration at the abandonment of his team's game at Charlton on Saturday. Rovers were 3-1 up at half time when the referee deemed the pitch too heavily waterlogged to continue.
It means the game will have to be replayed and the goals expunged. However Paul Keegan's sending off will remain and the player will serve a 1 match suspension.