Old Firm: No away support in recent Scottish Premiership games for Celtic and Rangers -Dlight News

Celtic and Rangers fans

The last two Scottish Premiership matches between Celtic and Rangers this season will be played without visiting fans.

Leaders Celtic host Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday 8 April, live on Sky Sports, and the two teams will meet at Ibrox after the top-flight divisions, with a date yet to be confirmed for that tie.

However, following incidents in recent meetings at both stadiums, the two clubs met and decided to admit only home fans in upcoming league matches.

Both clubs are now ready to work together to find solutions to the recent problems at both Ibrox and Celtic Park.

Recent meetings have seen limited travel attendance, and Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said Sky Sports News last year, the club would not increase the allowance back to previous levels.

Next month’s match at Celtic Park takes place weeks before the Old Firm go head-to-head in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, where ticket allocations will be split.

Robertson: We’re not underestimating the game

Speaking last season, Stewart Robertson insisted that the decision to slash the road allowance from 7,000 to 700 made sense.

“It’s going to be the allocation we’ve had for the last two years. For next year and the years after that, as far as I can see, it’s still going to be at that level.”

“I don’t think that’s underestimating the game, I can see why some might think that.

“From my perspective, a lot of the excitement is what happens on the pitch between Rangers and Celtic.

“I’m comfortable with where we are in terms of away fan allocation.”

Scottish Premiership matches live on Sky

Up to 48 Scottish Premiership matches will be live on Sky Sports this season

Saturday March 18: Motherwell vs Rangers, kick off 12:30pm

Sunday April 2: Ross County vs Celtic, kick off 12pm

Saturday April 8: Celtic vs Rangers, start 12:30 pm

Sunday April 9: Dundee United vs Hibernian, kick off 12:00pm

Friday April 14: Ross County vs Aberdeen, kick off 7:45pm

Sunday April 16: Kilmarnock vs Celtic, start 12:00 pm

Scottish Premiership and SWPL on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will broadcast the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Women's Premier League
Sky Sports will bring you action from the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Women’s Premier League throughout the season.

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