Footballer Ched Evans will be tried on one count of rape later this year.
The former Wales international appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to raping a woman in May 2011.
Ex Sheffield United striker Evans - wearing a black suit, white shirt and navy tie - only spoke to confirm his identity before entering his plea on Friday.
The 27-year-old was represented by Kieran Vaughan QC while John Philpotts QC, for the prosecution, appeared via video link from Mold Crown Court.
Evans' trial will take place on October 4.