Ched Evans has agreed an out of court settlement of around £800,000 from the lawyers who defended him against a rape allegation where he was jailed for two and a half years.

The striker, was playing for Sheffield United when he was originally convicted following a trial of raping a woman in 2011.

Evans was freed after serving half of a five year sentence and vowed to fight to clear his name.

In 2016 he was awarded a retrial. The second trial at Cardiff Crown Court resulted in a not guilty verdict.

Evans was due to face Brabners in the High Court in London this month, but an out of court settlement was reached.

We are glad that Ched Evans has agreed not to pursue this case, which we believe was entirely without merit. Brabners put forward a strong defence of Mr Evans claim following a thorough process and we were prepared to vigorously defend our handling of the case.

Brabners statement