Stoke defender Shotton charged with assault

Stoke City defender Ryan Shotton is in trouble with the law.

The Daily Mail reports Shotton has been charged with assault after an alleged nightclub brawl that left a man needing stitches in his head.

Shotton, 23, the Potters’ young player of the year last season, is alleged to have thrown a punch in a fight outside the Pink nightclub in Hanley, Staffordshire.

He is due to appear in court on Friday.

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