Agogo charged wth attempted rape

Bristol Rovers striker, Junior Agogo has appeared in court this morning charged with attempted rape.

It is believed that the alleged incident took place at the Moat House Hotel, Doncaster on May 7, as Rovers prepared for their final league game against Hull City.

Agogo appeared at Doncaster Magistrates' Court today, only to confirm his name - he did not plead, and the case was adjourned to be heard at Sheffield Crown Court next week. The 11 goal top scorer for Rovers was released on unconditional bail.

Bristol Rovers released a short statement in relation to the incident:

"Bristol Rovers football club is aware that allegations have been made in relation to a player.

The club will not make any comment on the allegations and will not speculate on the future course of such allegations.

The club as no present intention to take any disciplinary or other steps in relation to the player concerned."

Ian Atkins must now consider whether Junior Agogo is able to cope with playing in tomorrow's game against Carlisle, the arrival of Blair Sturrock gives Atkins the option of leaving Agogo out of the sixteen - should he see fit.