An Oldham Athletic footballer has denied committing a string of child sex offences against a 14-year-old girl.
Jack Tuohy, 19, pleaded not guilty at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to five offences alleged to have been committed last October.
He faces two allegations of engaging in sexual activity with a child, two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of meeting with a child following sexual grooming.
Tuohy, of Lower Dingle, Oldham, will face a four-day trial at the same court on February 20 next year.
The midfielder was suspended by the Sky Bet League One club after he was charged with the offences.
He was granted bail by Judge Mark Savill on condition that he does not contact prosecution witnesses.
The Club have named David Dunn as their permanent first team manager.
“Everyone at the club has been very impressed with the way David has gone about his business since taking over the reins on an interim basis.
“His dedication, hard work and exacting standards have already had a positive effect on the club and the way he has approached the role has made it impossible for us not to give him his chance.
“We believe his ambition, skills and positive influence will be pivotal to the club's progression."
Oldham Athletic's manager Darren Kelly says he's delighted with the way his first pre season at the League One side is going.
The 36 year old from Northern Ireland is urging togetherness at the club after a troubled year.
The Latics attracted unwanted publicity after trying to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, while their new manager received death threats within days of starting the job.
But they're ready to start this season with a clean slate and in a new-look stadium.
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Former Liverpool and Oldham Athletic footballer Wayne Harrison has died, following pancreatic problems.
46-year-old Harrison was described by Liverpool as the world's most expensive teenager when the striker signed from Oldham Athletic for £250,000 in 1985.
A Liverpool FC spokesman said Harrison, who was from Stockport, died in hospital on Christmas Day.
Liverpool will pay tribute to Harrison at a home game.