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Fleetwood Town boss Barton to go to trial

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton is set to go to trial next year accused of assaulting former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel.

The incident occurred following a league match.

Barton, 37, is alleged to have pushed the German boss at Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium on April 13 this year, leaving him with a damaged tooth.

The former England international pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday.

A provisional trial date was fixed for June 1 2020, reports the Mirror.

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