Southampton footballer Lee Barnard appears in court
A footballer has appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged attack outside a Southampton pub which left a man unconscious.
Lee Barnard, a striker for League One club Southampton, is accused of assault causing actual bodily harm outside the city's White House bar on 3 October.
Mr Barnard, 26, of Ocean Village, Southampton, was released on bail ahead of a committal hearing on 31 March.
Two other men also appeared before magistrates over the alleged attack.
Liam Shelton, 26, from Shakespeare Avenue, Billericay, Essex, pleaded not guilty to assault by battery and will face trial on 8 April.
David Jones, 31, from Rowan Gardens, Hedge End, Hampshire, had a charge of using threatening behaviour withdrawn but he admitted obstructing a police officer.
He was fined £150 and ordered to pay £100 costs.
He has also been banned from entering the White House bar for six months.
A fourth man, aged 25 and also from Billericay, has already been released with no further action.
Mr Barnard signed for Southampton Football Club from Southend United in January 2010.