Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has pleaded not guilty to assaulting his wife.
The Bristol Rovers manager appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in south-west London on Monday morning via video link.
The charge against Barton, 38, of Widnes, Cheshire, relates to an incident at a residential property in Kew, south-west London, on June 2 in which his wife Georgia suffered a head injury.
Barton spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
He wore a t-shirt and shorts during the hearing.
Barton was released on unconditional bail until his trial at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on December 16.