Over the past few years, Celtic’s away allocation at Ibrox Stadium for the Glasgow Derby has been an ever-evolving situation, with the number of tickets seemingly getting less and less.
This has also led to the last two derby fixtures at both Ibrox and Celtic Park hosting no away supporters whatsoever.
With the next derby fixture on the horizon in under two weeks, Celtic fans have been waiting to hear if any away tickets will be handed to the Hoops support on this occasion for the must-win game in Govan.
According to a report from the Glasgow Times, Celtic HAVE been handed a small number of tickets and are in possession of the 700 allocated in the corner of Ibrox Stadium, with no indication that these will be returned at this stage.
However, we saw a similar situation just a matter of months ago, when the Ibrox side pulled the tickets for the derby fixture in August, so the Celtic support may have to wait a little longer for official confirmation.
It will certainly be interesting to see if the club chooses to simply reject the small number of tickets handed over, with the numbers continuing to drop each season after losing out on the 7000 allocation behind the goal in 2019.
That would, of course, lead to another full Celtic Park for the fixture after the spilt, which could prove to be crucial in Ange Postecoglou’s side’s chances of lifting the Scottish Premiership trophy at the end of the season.