Fleetwood Town midfielder George Glendon is free to face Leicester City in the FA Cup tonight, having earned "enormous respect" from head coach Uwe Rosler.
Glendon, 22, was cleared of a rape last Thursday following a trial at Grimsby Crown Court. The charge dated back to February 2016, when Glendon was an academy player at Manchester City.
Rosler says he has a lot of respect for the midfielder for the way that he coped with the pressure of the trial and for being one of Town's most improved players.
Rosler said: "I think (he will cope) the same way he coped in the last three or four months.
"This has been hovering over George Glendon for a long time. I enormously respect how he performed under those pressures.
"I think it is life-changing pressure. I certainly cannot imagine what it does to you.
"The only thing I can say from my point of view is that he is probably our most improved player in the first half of the season. That speaks volumes. For me, I never doubted Glenno."