A MAN is accused of pushing and injuring a steward at a Rangers and Motherwell match.

Stephen Lyndsay, 23, allegedly assaulted Graeme Smillie at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, last year.

Court papers state the ground was hosting a regulated football game which ended in a 1-1 draw.

It is alleged that Lyndsay seized hold of steward Mr Smillie, pushed him through a closed door and caused him to fall to the ground.

The charge claims that Mr Smillie was injured as a result.

Lyndsay pleaded not guilty today at the second calling of the trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The last calling of the case was in April this year.

Prosecutor Victoria Keel requested that the trial be postponed for a second time as the same witness had not attended despite police attempting to trace him.

She added: "There was CCTV requested which has not been reviewed despite numerous requests being made to the police.

"There is a possibility we can proceed on the next occasion without the witness if we have the CCTV."

The motion to adjourn was refused by defence lawyer Jim McParland.

He said: "This would be a speculative adjournment trying to trace a witness they have been unable to trace for three to 10 months.

"They will view CCTV in hope there is sufficiency of evidence and I'm astonished that it's not available at a second calling of a trial at this level."

Sheriff Neil MacKinnon granted the Crown's motion to adjourn with "hesitancy" for CCTV to be available.

A new trial date has been set for October.

Lyndsay, of the city's Carntyne, remains on bail meantime.