A Championship footballer is to face trial over allegations he assaulted a fan during a pitch invasion.
Sheffield United player Oli McBurnie pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault by beating at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.
Nottingham Forest supporters ran on to the pitch following the home team’s Championship play-off semi-final victory on 17 May.
The trial is due to start on 7 December at the magistrates court.
Forest, who went on to earn promotion to the Premier League, won 3-2 on penalties after the tie against United ended 3-3 on aggregate.Home fans then invaded the pitch and Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp was headbutted by a supporter who was later jailed. (BBC)