Ex-Sheffield United player to go on trial for rape

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Footballer Ched Evans will go on trial today to face an allegation of rape.

The ex-Sheffield United striker, who now plays for Chesterfield, is accused of raping a woman in a hotel room in North Wales May 2011.

His trial at Cardiff Crown Court is expected to last two weeks.

The former Manchester City forward, who has made 13 appearances for Wales, denies the charge against him.

The 27-year-old entered a not guilty plea during a court hearing in May.