Scotland international Oli McBurnie to stand trial over assault charge

The Sheffield United striker will appear in court later this year over claims he assaulted a supporter during a post-match pitch invasion.

Scotland international Oli McBurnie to stand trial over alleged pitch invasion assault SNS Group

Scotland international Oli McBurnie has denied a charge of assault by beating following a pitch invasion at the end of last season’s Championship play-off semi-final.

The Sheffield United forward entered his not guilty plea to the amended charge on Thursday during an appearance at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The 26-year-old, of of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire previously faced one count of common assault over allegations he attacked a fan of Nottingham Forest after supporters rushed onto the pitch after their win on penalties.

Similar charges against his teammate, Rhian Brewster were dropped after a fan claimed that he had been stamped on by the player.

The case was previously “under review” by legal experts but will now proceed to trial.

McBurnie will return to the same court on December 7.