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Dundee United footballer faces trial over 'assault' on Celtic player

Dundee United footballer Paul Paton is set to stand trial accused of assaulting Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska.

The 27-year-old is alleged to have repeatedly hit Mr Zaluska on the head to his injury on 20 October last year.

Papers at Glasgow Sheriff Court claim Mr Paton carried out the attack at Ashton Lane and Byres Road "whilst acting with another".

Mr Paton was not in court, but pled not guilty by letter.

A trial was set for October this year.

Midfielder Paton, a Northern Ireland international, joined Dundee United in 2013 after spells at Partick Thistle and Queen's Park.

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