Former Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth is facing trial accused of “behaving in a threatening and abusive manner” following a row with his partner.
Kenneth was appearing in the dock after being charged in December with behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and road traffic offences.
He denied the charges and will now face trial in March.
Prosecutors allege he behaved in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm at his home by banging on a door.
He admitted that following a row and the alleged crime he drove off without insurance.
Kenneth, 29, of St Mary’s Street, Dundee, denied charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and driving without an MOT.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without insurance.
Sheriff John Rafferty set a trial date in March on the threatening and abusive behaviour charge and ordered Kenneth to appear at a pre-trial hearing in February.
He also fined Kenneth £300 for the driving without insurance offence and put six penalty points on his driving licence.
From Scotland to Selkirk
Garry Kenneth’s football career took him to the heights of appearing for Scotland, but his fortunes have faltered in recent years.
Just seven years ago then English Championship side Blackpool bid £500,000 for Kenneth’s services in their promotion-winning season – but it was turned down as Dundee United valued him at £2 million.
At that point he was about to win the Scottish Cup with the Tangerines and was on the cusp of his first of his two Scotland caps.
Now, at the age of just 29, Kenneth is playing part time for Lowland League side Selkirk and has just started work with fuel dispenser firm Tokheim in Dundee, the city’s sheriff court heard.