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Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton pleads not guilty

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton has pleaded not guilty to causing former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel actual bodily harm.

Barton was charged following an alleged attack on Stendel following a match during last season, reports the Mirror.

Police were called to the tunnel area of the stadium after Barnsley defeated Barton's Fleetwood Town 4-2 in a League One game on April 13 earlier this year.

Barton, 36, of Widnes, Cheshire, is charged with causing actual bodily harm to Stendel and appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Stendel sustained damage to a tooth and required emergency dental treatment that is ongoing. His face allegedly struck a metal pole in the tunnel at Oakwell.

Barton, who denies any involvement, will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on November 6.

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