The 22-year-old had to pull out of a planned appearance against Scunthorpe reserves last September through injury.
"When his schedule allows he comes to watch us because he supports the team, and he's been here a few times for training sessions ahead of the game," Rovers spokesman Shaun Lockwood said.
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson injured in football tackle
"He's met all the players, but I should probably say they've met him because there are certainly a few wives, girlfriends and daughters glad that he's been around."
Tomlinson, who has never previously played at a higher level than Sunday league football, will make his bow for his hometown side against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham in their last Final Third Development League game of the season.
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