FOOTBALL manager Joey Barton will appear for trial at Sheffield Crown Court next week - more than two years after the alleged incident.

The 38-year-old was charged after a claimed post-match clash in the Oakwell tunnel with ex-Reds boss Daniel Stendel following Barnsley’s 4-2 win over Barton’s then-club, Fleetwood Town, on April 13, 2019.

Barnsley complained to the Football Association and English Football League about the incident and South Yorkshire Police charged the former England international - who is now in charge of Bristol Rovers - with occasioning actual bodily harm.

Barton subsequently pleaded not guilty at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court before the case was moved to Sheffield, where he will appear on Monday.