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Footballer Matthew Flynn jailed for supplying cocaine

A player with junior football side Rutherglen Glencairn has been jailed for 21 months for supplying cocaine.

Former Dundee United youth player Matthew Flynn admitted being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug at his Castlemilk home in July 2010.

He was jailed following an appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The 23-year-old was given 190 hours of community sentence last year for head-butting Dundee United player Barry Douglas in Glasgow in November 2010.

During the incident in Glasgow's Queen Street in November 2010, Dundee United player Danny Swanson was knocked unconscious by another man, John Friel.

Former Dundee United and now Blackburn Rovers striker, David Goodwillie, pled guilty on Monday to punching and kicking Friel during the same incident, after learning he was Swanson's attacker.

He was handed a 12-month probation order and must carry out 80 hours of community service.

Friel was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for his part in the incident.

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