A RANGERS defender will stand trial next year accused of careless driving.

Jack Simpson allegedly committed the offence in Glasgow's Anniesland Road on April 21 this year.

The 24-year-old is claimed to have driven a black Mercedes Amg without due care or attention without reasonable consideration for other people using the road or public place.

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Court papers state Simpson, of Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, "drove at excessive speeds for the road conditions there."

The centre-back pleaded not guilty on Thursday to the single charge at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace court.

A trial was fixed for June next year with a court hearing also set for May by justice of the peace, Andrew Price.