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Tomlinson joins Rovers' pre-season camp

1Direction star and Doncaster Rovers co-owner Louis Tomlinson has met up with the squad at their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

Although Paul Dickov's men lost 3-1 to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield, Tomlinson said he was impressed with the players' work-rate and commitment.

Dickov plots move for Turnbull

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov has refused to rule out a move for former keeper Ross Turnbull.

Dickov wants Turnbull to return to the club Credit: Press Association

Turnbull, 29, left the club this summer following an injury hit season but Dickov sees a future at the club for the former Chelsea and Middlesbrough man.

"Hopefully Ross might come out to Portugal with us,” said Dickov

“It’s a case of ‘watch this space’ after the 18th, who takes his side to Portugal next week in an effort to step up preparations for the forthcoming League 1 season."

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One D's Louis to charge Doncaster Rovers fans £250 for selfie to fundraise

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is to charge Doncaster Rovers fans £250 for a selfie in a bid to raise funds for the club.

The 22-year-old, who completed a takeover deal of the League One club with cosmetic surgery boss John Ryan last week, said the pair are hoping to attract £2 million from supporters as part of their crowd funding project.

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1D's Louis to charge £250 per selfie in fundraising bid

Tomlinson pictured at Doncaster's Keepmoat stadium. Credit: PA

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is to charge Doncaster Rovers fans £250 per selfie in a bid to raise funds for the club.

The 22-year-old, who completed a takeover deal of the League One club with cosmetic surgery magnate John Ryan last week, said the pair are hoping to attract £2 million from supporters as part of their crowdfunding project.

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust has announced a series of ideas designed to boost club coffers.

According to the Trust's page, fans who bid £250 or more can "grab a selfie with Louis" before a home game. The price also includes a match ticket.

So far 32 people have taken up the offer, the website said.

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust objectives:

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust's objectives for the club include:

  • Achieving Premier League status "by careful promotion, support, finance, and investment via its holding company"
  • Building a "high quality" playing squad
  • Expanding the club's supporter base in the UK and internationally
  • Growing the Doncaster Rovers brand
  • Embracing and supporting youth development

In return for pledges of cash, those who give to the crowdfunding campaign will be offered rewards including a place on a new "Club 28" which gives them the chance to have a say in the future of the club.

Other incentives include a range of Club 28 merchandise.

Crowdfunding rules mean money will be returned to donors if the £2 million target is not reached, while rewards are only released if the goal is achieved.

Many of One Direction's teenage fans will not be able to offer their support - donations are only accepted from people who are aged over 18.

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