Dundee United midfielder David Goodwillie has been charged with rape following an incident just after New Year's Eve.

The 21-year old Scotland international has been released on bail by Lothian and Borders Police after an occurrence in West Lothian in which a women reported being sexually assaulted during a house party in Armadale on January 2.

A Lothian and Borders police statement read: 'A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault on a 24-year-old woman in Armadale on 2 January.

'The individual concerned has been released to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court at a later date. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing, and no further comment can be made at this time.'