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No Celtic fans at Ibrox for next week’s Old Firm game

The Parkhead side were due to receive 700 for the first Glasgow derby of the season, but that offer has now been withdrawn.

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There will be no Celtic fans at Ibrox for next weekend’s Old Firm game.

The Parkhead side were due to receive 700 for what will be the first Glasgow derby of the season a week on Sunday, but that offer has now been withdrawn.

It comes as Celtic were unable to guarantee Rangers the same allocation for the return fixture in January if Covid restrictions remain as they are today.

There has been no Celtic fans at any of the matches between the two at Ibrox since they seen their side clinch a 2-0 victory in September 2019.

That victory helped the Hoops win a treble that season, but their fortunes have changed since with Rangers winning all three derby matches on the southside of Glasgow on their way to winning the league last season.

Gerrard’s men won 1-0, 2-0 and 4-1 on their home patch last term, however no fans were allowed in for any of the fixtures.

But with restrictions coming to an end both sides have welcomed full houses already this season with thousands of fans returning to Ibrox and Celtic Park for European and domestic ties.

Both sides have had a mixed start to the season, with Celtic losing their opening league game at Hearts and Rangers losing to Dundee United at Tannadice.

Ange Postecoglou’s men play St Mirren at home on Saturday and Rangers face a trip to Ross County on Sunday before they are back in Europa League action on Thursday, three days before the Ibrox clash.