Ex striker on drugs charge

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A FORMER Barnsley FC striker will stand trial next year over cocaine allegations.

Garry O’Connor, aged 28, who signed for Barnsley in January after two loan spells but left in April, will appear in court in Edinburgh in February.

The Scottish international, who plays for Hibernian, is accused of possessing the Class A drug in Edinburgh, on May 14.

He is also accused of resisting, obstructing and hindering two police officers who were trying to establish his details when he allegedly tried to run off.

He denies the allegations.