Doncaster Rovers: McCullough backs One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson as club investor

Luke McCullough has backed Louis Tomlinson as a Doncaster Rovers club investor.
Luke McCullough has backed Louis Tomlinson as a Doncaster Rovers club investor.

Luke McCullough has offered his backing to One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson following a proposed Rovers takeover bid.

The Bessacarr popstar is understood to have teamed up with ex-Rovers chairman John Ryan and have had meetings with the hope of buying Tomlinson’s hometown club.

Louis Tomlinson. Photo: Steve Uttley

Louis Tomlinson. Photo: Steve Uttley

Tomlinson, who made an appearance for Rovers reserves this year, has now received the backing of Doncaster defender McCullough amid takeover reports.

“He’s made a lot of money for himself and he’s broken America but he’s a season ticket holder,” said former Manchester United academy star McCullough.

“It would probably be a dream for him to be involved with the club and as players we don’t mind who runs it.”

McCullough featured for the reserves when Tomlinson turned out as a substitute against Rotherham United with thousands of fans occupying the seats of the Keepmoat Stadium to see the Hall Cross singing sensation in action.

The 22-year-old’s cameo display brought in thousands of pounds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and McCullough - currently in Chile for Northern Ireland’s South American tour - has no doubt about the One Direction star’s motives.

“Louis is from Doncaster, he’s a nice quiet local lad and a fan of the club so it must have been a dream for him to play,” said the 20-year-old.

“It was a strange atmosphere, thousands of young girls screaming through the match trying to get a glimpse of him.

“He was just helping the club, doing his bit for Donny, because he’s a fan. It was good for the charity and good for Rovers too.

“It raised the profile of the club and the Twitter following has gone through the roof. It’s definitely put us on the map a bit more.”