Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney has insisted that they aren’t looking to move their Scottish Cup tie against Celtic away from the Indodrill Stadium.

The Hoops are set to take on Alloa on the 22nd of January in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, as Ange Postecoglou’s side prepare to enter the competition.

There has been some discussion surrounding where this game might be held, and if that will be away from the 3000 seater stadium, in order to provide more revenue for the Scottish League One side.

However, speaking to the Daily Express, Mulraney insisted that moving the game to either Falkirk or Motherwell would be unfair to the town of Alloa, with the plans still in place for the fixture to be held at the Indodrill.

“There is no way we are moving the tie – it’s staying in Alloa.

“We’ve done it before when we have switched cup games to Falkirk and also Motherwell, but we are not going to go down that road.

“It would be completely unfair on the town of Alloa – never mind the fans who want to see their team playing a game like this at our place.

“It’s a game that’s going to bring in business to the town – not just the football club – so it would be completely wrong of me to do anything to jeopardise that.”

Despite being heavy favourites going into this game, there is always that possibility or thought of a cup shock coming to mind in any round of this competition. That is what makes the Scottish Cup special.

Of course, it would be good to see more Celtic supporters at a game such as this, with more revenue provided for the home side. But fair play to Mulraney for looking out for his own fan base in what should be a brilliant occasion for the club’s supporters.

It will certainly be interesting to see some of Celtic’s stars, including the new additions of Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda, and Yosuke Ideguchi, get their first taste of this competition and lower league football sides in Scotland.


  1. Nice tight ground, suits Alloa’s style, so why change this advantage? Could put in extended seating though.

    Maybe a extra two thousand should be enough.
    And sell the rights to view?

    Quids should mount up.
    No Du Ri, no Keane. M’ on the Anger.


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