Carlisle United assistant manager Tommy Wright will stand trial for bribery in October, it has been confirmed today.

The Blues coach, along with two other men, appeareed at Southwark Crown Court today for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Wright, along with Dax Price and Giuseppe Pagliara, has denied the charges and the trial is due to begin on Monday, October 7.

Wright, 53, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of accepting a bribe between April and September 2016 in contravention of sections two and 11 of the Bribery Act 2010.

Pagliara, 62, of Bury, Greater Manchester, and Price, 47, of Sittingbourne, Kent, have also pleaded not guilty to two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

Today's hearing was the latest stage of the case involving the Scot, which relates to his time at former club Barnsley.

A plea and trial preparation hearing is held for every crown court case to ensure that all necessary steps have been taken in preparation for trial and sufficient information has been provided for a trial date to be arranged.

Wright joined United last summer under former boss John Sheridan.

He was was briefly joint caretaker manager at Brunton Park after Sheridan's resignation earlier this month, and has since reverted to his previous role as part of new boss Steven Pressley's backroom team.

Wright is expected to be with United as normal for tomorrow's League Two game at Port Vale.