Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has today been cleared of assaulting his partner.

At the high court in Edinburgh, the 45-year-old was accused of assaulting Robyn Lauchlan and acting in a threatening or abusive manner towards her in the capital on December 13 last year.

He was found not guilty.

The Northern Irishman denied the claims and Ms Lauchlan had earlier asked prosecutors not to bring charges against him, telling the trial Robinson had been trying to calm her down when she got upset on Waverly Bridge.

A statement from Motherwell said: "Motherwell Football Club welcomes the not guilty verdict of the court in our manager Stephen Robinson’s case.

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is said to be looking at Ricki Lamie
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson

​"​The decision is entirely in line with our expectations, having been fully aware of the circumstances from the very beginning.​"​

​"​Stephen has had our unconditional support throughout and will continue to do so.​"​

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Robinson's Motherwell side are not in action this weekend. He will next take charge of the team on Wednesday evening when they host Ross County.