Celtic player Aiden McGeady to contest speeding conviction

CELTIC star Aiden McGeady plans to appeal after being fined £400 for driving at nearly twice the speed limit.

McGeady was caught driving his Audi Q7 4x4 at 54mph in a 30mph area in February last year.

McGeady, 24, was fined and had four points put on his licence at the Justice of the Peace Court in Glasgow.

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He had denied speeding along Carmunnock Road in Glasgow on 15 February, 2009 but was found guilty by Justice of the Peace Eunice Paton after a four-day trial.

McGeady's lawyer, Terry Gallanagh, argued that the police had not corroborated McGeady's identity, or proved that the alleged offence happened on a restricted road.

The court heard how McGeady already had seven live points on his licence and had one previous conviction for a road traffic offence from 2006.

The footballer made no comment as he left but Mr Gallanagh said his client would appeal against his conviction.

He told reporters: "We are going to lodge an appeal which will relate to matters of law and will also relate to the conduct of the trial".