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Newcastle's Barton set to stand trial

Joey Barton has been ordered to stand trial accused of assaulting a former team-mate.

The Newcastle United player is accused of attacking ex-Manchester City colleague Ousmane Dabo at City's training ground on 1 May.

Mr Barton, 25, of Fox Bank Close, Widnes, Cheshire, appeared at Trafford Magistrates' Court. He denies assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was bailed and is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 22 November.

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