Sheffield Footballer To Face Rape Trail

11 April 2012, 10:16 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Sheffield United footballer and another player from Port Vale will appear in court later accused of raping a woman at a hotel in Wales last year.

Wales and Sheffield United striker 23 year old Ched Evans, and Port Vale star Clayton McDonald, also 23, both deny the attack, which allegedly took place at a Premier Inn near Rhyl, North Wales, last May.

The woman claims that her drink was spiked at a club earlier that night.

Evans, from St Asaph, is a graduate of the Manchester City youth academy and scored 10 goals in 28 league appearances while on loan to Norwich City in 2007.

The following year he scored in his debut game for Wales and later joined League One side Sheffield United in a £3 million deal.

Liverpool-born McDonald, who was also part of the Manchester City youth scheme, has played for Macclesfield Town, Chesterfield and Walsall. The defender joined Port Vale at the end of last season.

The two men will stand trial at Caernarfon Crown Court.