SPORT
02/04/2012 13:59 BST

Blackburn Rovers Midfielder David Goodwillie Pleads Guilty To Assault

Premier League footballer David Goodwillie has pleaded guilty to assault.

The Blackburn Rovers striker admitted attacking John Friel in Glasgow's Queen Street on November 3 2010.

The 23-year-old Scotland international punched him on the head and body during the attack.

He admitted the assault when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court today, a court official said. Sentence was deferred until April 30 for reports.

Goodwillie, from Stirling, moved from Dundee United to Blackburn last summer for a fee of around £2 million.