Joey Barton arrived this morning at Sheffield Crown Court (Image: PA)
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Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton has been pictured arriving in court to face trial for an alleged assault on former Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel.
The former Manchester city and Newcastle star is accused of pushing the then Tykes boss at Oakwell, leaving the German coach with a damaged tooth.
The alleged incident occurred when Barton was managing Fleetwood Town in April 2019.
The 38-year-old was charged following an incident in the tunnel after the League One contest, which saw Barnsley beat Fleetwood 4-2.
Police previously confirmed: "On Saturday 13 April 2019, a man was left with facial injuries after an incident in the club tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley's match against Fleetwood Town."
The alleged incident occurred in a match between Barnsley and Fleetwood
Barton was later arrested after Barnsley complained to South Yorkshire Police about the alleged incident.
He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He will today appear at Sheffield Crown Court before the Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC.
The 38-year-old is now in his second managerial role having left Fleetwood in January of this year.
Barton took up his latest job with Bristol Rovers a month later.
He started his playing career with Manchester City, where he spent five seasons before joining Newcastle.
After leaving Newcastle he moved to QPR before also enjoying spells at Marseille, Rangers and Burnley.