NEW SFA supremo Ian Maxwell has dropped the bombshell that Celtic’s away allocation at Ibrox will NOT be cut in the event of the champions drawing an away tie at Ibrox in the Scottish cup.

The Ibrox board promised to cut the Celtic allocation from 8000 to just 800 next season – something they are still currently pushing ahead with.

BUT should Celtic be drawn away at Ibrox in the Cup competition then by SFA rules, Celtic would be allowed to ask for up to 20 percent of the allocation and vice versa.

“There is guidance in the rules, a minimum percentage.” Maxwell told the Record.

“It is important that supporters get a chance to go and support their team.

“The SFA rules on crowd percentage have been in place for a while and there is no desire as far as I am aware to look at them.”

There were scenes of joy last season when the Ibrox club had drawn Celtic in the Scottish Cup – should that happen before the semi finals they will not be cheering so hard.

They thought they were completely safe from a Celtic part unfolding on their own ground. It looks like there’s still an outside chance of it happening!