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Dundee United footballers charged with assault

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According to reports from BBC News Scotland, Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan has been charged with assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court after an incident in the city centre, following a disturbance in which two men were injured.

Two other men, thought to be Danny Swanson and Barry Douglas were also charged in relation to the same incident at about 4am in Queen Street.

Scotland international David Goodwillie was also arrested but he did not appear in court. The Procurator Fiscal’s office stated that Goodwillie was no longer in police custody, and that the matter was still ‘under consideration’.

Two men were reportedly treated for injuries in hospital after the incident, but were released.

Dundee United released a statement on their official website, “Dundee United understands that four of its players, Scott Allan, Barry Douglas, David Goodwillie and Danny Swanson, were involved in an incident in Glasgow in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as a result of which Allan and Goodwillie will appear in court today.

Manager Peter Houston said, “I do not wish to make any comments which may be construed as prejudicial as far as the specific incident is concerned. However, I will be both disappointed and angry if it transpires that my players allowed themselves to be put in a position whereby they became involved in a disturbance in the early hours of the morning, when they should have been home in bed. The players will be spoken to at the earliest opportunity.”

The Club will make no further comment on this matter until it has been resolved by the courts.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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