Hibs manager, Jack Ross has hit out at the SPFL for their ‘weak’ reasoning behind and explanation behind the rescheduled fixture between Celtic and Hibernian in January.

As reported by STV News, Ross admitted Celtic were well within their rights to apply for the fixture to be changed but displayed his frustration towards the SPFL and their reasoning for the decision.

“Celtic was well within their rights to request a fixture change. The SPFL’s reasoning and explanation are weak but I disagree with that.

“There’s nothing we can do but I don’t think it was handled properly. When it comes around it’ll be fine. The game we play afterwards will be okay.

“People mistake any complaint about that game being moved to believe it weakens you for any future match.

“It’s more to do with the way it came around and how easy it was for the SPFL to make that decision.”

Earlier this week it was announced that the fixture between Celtic and Hibs at Celtic Park, which was set to take place on Saturday the 9th of January had been moved to Monday the 11th after a club request.

It was later revealed that this club was Celtic, as the Scottish Champions now have plans to jet off to Dubai for a training camp the week before this game.

This left the likes of Jack Ross and Leeann Dempster frustrated after it appears there was not much conciliation between the SPFL and both clubs.

Ultimately it came down to a valid request from Celtic, asking for a few days extra due to player welfare, with an extremely busy period coming up for Neil Lennon’s side.


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