One Direction star visits Derby County's Training Centre for the first time.

One Direction star and Rams fan Niall Horan visited the Derby County Training Centre in partnership with the University of Derby on Wednesday.

The Irish singer watched the side get put through their paces ahead of next Monday’s iPro Stadium clash with Queens Park Rangers.

Horan hung around following training and visited the Training Ground gym to watch the players go through a series of strength and conditioning exercises.

He also took in lunch with Head Coach Steve McClaren and chatted away with the playing squad until late in the afternoon, including fellow countrymen Jeff Hendrick, Conor Sammon, Richard Keogh and Mark O’Brien.

On a break from his One Direction duties and following a knee operation a few weeks ago, the 20-year-old was in attendance at the iPro Stadium last month as Derby defeated Yeovil Town 3-2.

View more images from Niall Horan’s visit to the Derby County Training Centre on the Rams’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites.

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