One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster last night, delighting 5,000 fans with his cameo.
Hundreds of One Direction fans have turned out to catch a glimpse of Louis Tomlinson at the Keepmoat Stadium ahead of a match this evening.
Two new players have put pen to paper at Doncaster Rovers in the space of a day. Find out who, here.
Billy Sharp made a hero's return as Doncaster beat Charlton 3-0 to boost their hopes of beating the drop, but Rovers manager Paul Dickov hailed Mark Duffy's contribution as he scored and collected the man-of-the-match accolade.
Duffy sealed the win after goals from Abdoulaye Meite and Chris Brown (penalty) handed Rovers a 2-0 half-time lead, with Charlton reduced to 10 men following the sending-off of Lawrie Wilson who was shown a straight red for upending Sharp in the box.
"I thought he was top class," said Dickov. "He got his goal and that is what he is capable of.
"We need more of an product, I suppose, but if he plays like that then he's got a chance to score a few more."
Meite opened the scoring after 25 minutes following a goalmouth scramble that saw fellow defender Bongani Khumalo seconds earlier denied by a post and some frantic defending. Brown then converted a penalty 10 minutes later, sending Ben Alnwick the wrong way.
Rovers finally put the Addicks put of their misery after 67 minutes, when man-of-the-match Duffy curled home a shot from just inside the box.
Striker Billy Sharp has returned to Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
Fans favourite Sharp, who has scored more than 70 goals at Championship level, left the Keepmoat Stadium in January 2012 for Southampton in a £1.8m move, but has spent much of the last two seasons on loan at Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and Reading.
Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told the Rovers website: “I’m delighted to bring back Billy to the Doncaster Rovers. I’ve been looking to bring in an experienced Championship striker who is capable of winning matches for the club and Billly is that type of player.
“The fact that Billy knows the club so well and has such a fantastic relationship with the fans will hopefully mean he can hit the ground running straight away.”
Sharp's first game back at the Keepmoat Stadium will be against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday 28th January
Paul Keegan could be back in the reckoning for Doncaster having been out with a hamstring injury since the start of November. He has been given a 50-50 chance of being involved by manager Paul Dickov.
Paul Quinn is still struggling with the knee injury that ruled him out at Blackburn but fellow defenders Jamie McCombe (back) and Rob Jones (neck) are making progress in their recoveries.
New signing Gabriel Tamas is available should his international clearance come through.
Paul Dickov's Doncaster Rovers were beaten in Charlton's second home win of the season.
Goals from Dale Stephens and Simon Church secured a 2-0 win over Rovers.
Stephens hit a spectacular first-half volley and Church wrapped up the victory after the break as the Addicks won the rearranged Championship clash and climbed above their fellow strugglers into 17th.
Doncaster could not claim they deserved much better on the night - they did not force a single save out of Charlton keeper Ben Alnwick.
However, the fact Rovers were 3-1 up when this fixture was originally played in August, only for torrential rain to come to Charlton's rescue, will leave boss Paul Dickov feeling distinctly under the weather
Doncaster boss Paul Dickov believes his side can take a huge step towards Sky Bet Championship safety with victory over Charlton at The Valley tonight.
Rovers led the original fixture in August 3-1 at half-time before it was controversially abandoned due to heavy rain.
Dickov insists his disappointment over that outcome has eased and he is looking only at the chance to move further clear of the bottom three.
Doncaster will be without Dean Furman, who was sent off against Yeovil on Friday night, while captain Rob Jones, fellow defenders James Husband and Yun Suk-Young, and forward Harry Forrester are all still out.
Doncaster Rovers FC has formally announced that the club has completed the legal takeover of the Doncaster Dons Rugby League Club. DRFC have purchased the Dons from Carl Hall and Steve Scholes for an undisclosed fee.
Hall will remain General Manager at the rugby league club, which play their home games at the Keepmoat Stadium. Both Doncaster Rovers FC and the Doncaster Dons will continue to have their own identities however the clubs hope to create a strategic alliance between both groups of supporters.
– Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers FC
This is an exciting day for both clubs and a key milestone for sport in Doncaster. The Dons are a well run club and are ready for growth and I am confident that we can help them achieve their potential. Bringing the two clubs together is a fantastic opportunity to build on Rovers strong links with Doncaster residents and create a thriving sporting community. Our Club Doncaster brand and strategy promotes one town and one community working together for the benefit of people across the Borough and now both clubs are very much at the heart of the Town.
John Ryan gives his reasons for his parting company with Doncaster Rovers - after 15 years as chairman.
John Ryan resigned as Doncaster chairman because he felt isolated in the boardroom and believes his fellow directors lacked ambition. Ryan brought the curtain down on his 15-year reign hours before Rovers' Sky Bet Championship fixture against South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on Saturday.
Reports this week hinted at a fall-out between Ryan and the rest of the board over the protracted takeover of the club by Sequentia Capital. And the 61-year-old confirmed the disharmony is centred around a meeting this week between Rovers representatives and the Irish-led consortium.
The meeting went ahead without Ryan - much to the annoyance of the man who originally brought Sequentia to the table. Ryan also questioned the football club's impending takeover of the town's rugby league team, which is set to be officially announced in the coming days. He said:
– John Ryan
Firstly I would like to say it's a very sad day. ...... I felt something needed to change as I was feeling increasingly isolated. But when I sold the majority of my share to make it a partnership of three, I knew I could be out-voted. I think it is common knowledge that I was very disappointed the Sequentia deal didn't go through. I felt I had one more big push in me - one more promotion - and if they had been allowed to come in with the money then it would have been great.
Doncaster Rovers have confirmed John Ryan has resigned as chairman of the club. Reports began to circulate on Saturday afternoon that Ryan had ended his 15-year tenure with Rovers in the build-up to their Sky Bet Championship clash with Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Oakwell.
And Doncaster confirmed the news with a statement on their official website. It read:
"We can confirm that this afternoon the club received a letter from John Ryan resigning as chairman of Doncaster Rovers. Everyone at the club would like to thank John for the outstanding work he has done as chairman and for his hard work and efforts through the years."