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Dundee United's David Goodwillie charged with assault

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Image caption David Goodwillie made his Dundee United debut in 2005

Dundee United star David Goodwillie has been accused of assaulting a man in Glasgow city centre.

The 22-year-old striker is charged with repeatedly punching and kicking John Friel on the head and body in Queen Street on 3 November 2010.

Mr Goodwillie, of Craighall Street in Stirling, did not appear in person at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

No plea was entered on behalf of the Scotland player and Sheriff John Baird continued the case until next month.

The Scottish Young Player of the Year made his competitive debut in December 2005 with Dundee United, appearing as a late substitute in the defeat over Rangers at Ibrox.

He has represented Scotland at all international youth levels since appearing in 2005 and received his first call-up for the senior team in November last year.

Earlier this week, Dundee United rejected a £1m opening bid from Rangers for the player.

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