CELTIC’S Scottish Cup fourth round encounter at Ibrox looks like being switched to a midday kick-off on Sunday.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday at 4pm, but the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh is due to commence an hour earlier which has prompted the change.

A deal has been struck with Premier Sports, the SFA and police authorities to move the tie to an earlier start on Sunday with the satellite broadcasters now likely to begin their countdown at 11am, according to the Daily Record.

The game will still be shown live and will be played to a finish, with extra-time and penalty-kicks, if required.

The exact rescheduling has yet to be announced with Premier Sports also due to show the Aberdeen v Livingston tie at 2pm on Sunday.

Celtic are looking to win their fifth successive Scottish Cup. They completed the phenomenal quadruple treble against Hearts five days before Christmas in a dramatic penalty-kick shoot-out following a 3-3 draw in extra-time.

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