Glasgow Rangers Managing Director, Stewart Robertson has claimed there will be away support for the next two Old Firm derbies between Celtic and Rangers.
A Marquee Fixture – Fans to Return for Old Firm Battle
Due to recent Covid restrictions, the marquee ‘Old Firm’ derby has been played without away fans in order to prevent a further spread of the virus. However, the two clubs have recently came together to propose the reinstatement of away fans, which will see both upcoming derbies played with support from either team.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Robertson stated:
“Because of the Covid situation we had back in August the two clubs got together and agreed we wouldn’t have away fans, because we had red zones we weren’t sure what the Covid situation was going to be for that period of time”.
Robertson also believes the prestigious atmosphere of the historic fixture originates from the on-field antics, as he added “From my perspective, a lot of the excitement is what happens on the pitch between Rangers and Celtic”.
The teams have met twice before this season at the expense of away fans, with wins coming one a piece. Rangers sought and found victory in a 1-0 win at The Ibrox in August, and Celtic thrashed their rivals 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this month.
In a recurring two-horse title race between the Scottish giants, only one point separates them, meaning the inclusion of fans may be pivotal for when the teams meet on both April 3rd and May 2nd.
Newly appointed managers haven’t seemed to stunt either side, as Ange Postecoglou seems to have Celtic firing back to their best again, whilst the departure of title-winning Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa has left big shoes to fill for Giovanni van Bronckhorst in which he is doing adequately.
With twelve games left of the season, this title race is far from over.
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