Barry Dunn, 30, of South Road, will stand trial accused of assaulting two children.
He denies carrying out the alleged attacks at an address in the city in March and September.
Dunn allegedly assaulted the first child by grabbing their arm and throwing the youngster to the ground on March 24.
He is also alleged to have pulled the other child by the arm between September 20-24.
Trial was set for January 23.