Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles in court over assault

Jamaal Lascelles Image copyright PA
Image caption Jamaal Lascelles is alleged to have assaulted another man in a Derby bar earlier this year

A footballer who plays for Championship club Nottingham Forest has appeared in court charged with an assault at a bar.

Jamaal Lascelles, 21, is alleged to have been involved in an incident with another man at Lola Lo bar in Victoria Street, Derby, in April.

The defender was bought by Newcastle United in August for an undisclosed fee and loaned back to Forest until June.

Mr Lascelles, of Oakwood, Derby, was bailed to appear back at Derby Crown Court in March.

During the hearing on Wednesday, Sarah Butler, prosecuting, said: "I am told this will be a definite trial."

She indicated that the footballer, who is accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, intends to deny any wrongdoing when he enters a formal plea next year.

Judge Jonathan Gosling granted Lascelles conditional bail until his next court appearance.

Mr Lascelles made his debut for the England Under-21 team in September.

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Image caption The Nottingham Forest defender returned to the Championship side on loan in June

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