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New Direction for Doncaster

A takeover of Doncaster Rovers by One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson and former club owner John Ryan has been completed, a spokesman for Ryan has said.

The duo will become co-chairmen and equal partners after buying out majority shareholders Terry Bramall and Dick Watson.

A deal had been close before but a move was twice delayed because of negotiations over image rights.

Ryan's spokesman said: "It's done, the takeover is complete."

Tomlinson, 22, was born in Doncaster and is a lifelong supporter of Rovers; he also played for their reserve team against Rotherham in February.

Ryan has also played for Doncaster - the then 52-year-old brought himself on as a substitute in a 4-2 win against Hereford which came after his club had sealed promotion from the Conference in 2003.

You can hear from Louis Tomlinson later this afternoon on Sky Sports News.