A SENIOR judge has fixed proceedings to take place in which it will be determined how much compensation should be given to a pedestrian left injured by Ally McCoist’s son.

Stephan Murdoch raised proceedings earlier this year against Argyll McCoist, 21, at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

He is suing the Rangers legend’s son for £500,000 after he was left seriously injured in an accident in Bishopton on December 3, 2016.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard how McCoist’s uninsured sports car struck Mr Murdoch at a crossing.

McCoist, of Houston, raced through a red light before driving off in his £20,000 Audi.

Mr Murdoch, 23, suffered a fractured skull and a brain injury following the incident. He also spent a week in hospital and had to use crutches for six months.

Now lawyers acting for Mr Murdoch have gone to the Court of Session in a bid to win compensation from McCoist.

Following a short procedural hearing at the court yesterday, judge Lord Brailsford awarded summary decree to Mr Murdoch after McCoist's legal team failed to enter a defence.

They then set proceedings to start on January 7  to deal with the level of damages Mr Murdoch should receive.

The case at the Court of Session follows criminal proceedings against McCoist.

In September last year, he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without insurance and causing serious injury by driving dangerously.

Sheriff Colin Pettigrew sentenced McCoist to 280 hours of unpaid work and he was also electronically tagged on a restriction of liberty order for six months.

In addition, McCoist was banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

Passing sentence at the time, Sheriff Pettigrew said: “I am satisfied that you are genuinely remorseful, bitterly regretting the manner of your driving, which while neither planned nor premeditated was undoubtedly reckless and immature.”

Mr Murdoch claim he suffers psychological and physical health problems as a consequence of the accident.

The case called before Lord Bannatyne in August during a short hearing in which interim damages were awarded to Mr Murdoch of £5,000.

The sum being sued for covers loss of earnings, the cost of medical treatment, loss of pension benefits and the costs of a dietician and a personal trainer.