NEIL DONCASTER is hopeful supporters will be allowed back in grounds around the country in time for the first Glasgow Derby in October.

Right now though, the clubs aren’t even permitted to play friendlies in Scotland until the Scottish government lift the ban on sport which is due to happen at the start of August.

Right now, it appears Scotland have the virus under control but large events are still looked at as too high risk. Asked if he thought there could be fans back for the Glasgow Derby, Neil Doncaster told SunSport:

“We certainly hope so. But we are in a situation where we are not even allowed to play friendly games, never mind competitive games.

“We are waiting on Scottish Government approval, which will hopefully be forthcoming shortly, for friendly games and then the commencement of competitive matches on the first of August.”

Celtic kick-off their campaign against Hamilton in early August and the games domestically and in Europe are rapid fire after that.

With no winter break and so many international ties, it’s going to be a hard slog of a season. If Celtic are to land ten in a row, it will be well deserved, that’s for sure!


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