Dundee United striker David Goodwillie has been accused of assaulting a man in Glasgow city centre.
The 22-year-old Goodwillie is charged with repeatedly punching and kicking John Friel on the head and body in Queen Street on November 3 2010.
Goodwillie, of Craighall Street in Stirling, did not appear in person at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
No plea was entered on behalf of the Scotland international and Sheriff John Baird continued the case until next month.
Earlier this week, Dundee United rejected a £1 million opening bid from Rangers for the Scottish Young Player of the Year.