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‘HOLDERS MUST PLAY AT HAMPDEN,’ EX-CELT

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KRIS COMMONS insists Celtic, as holders of the trophy for the past two years, should have the right to play their Betfred League Cup semi-final against Hearts at Hampden.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are unhappy their last-four game has been mooted as the game which will be moved to Murrayfield, following the controversy which greeted the SPFL’s original plans.

Instead of playing both ties at the national stadium on the same day, Sunday, October 28, SPFL chiefs are now exploring the option to have one of the fixtures moved to the home of Scottish rugby.

While the Hoops have asked for a draw to decide which game is played in Edinburgh, Commons feels his old team should be handed the tie in Glasgow.

The ex-Scotland international midfielder said: “Personally, I think the holders of the Cup should play at Hampden.

”Murrayfield could make it very difficult for a game to be played there, they could play hardball. I keep thinking about the supporters. It’s only a few weeks away, they’ve got to get travel arrangements sorted, they might need a day off, they might need to get money together for tickets.

“There are a lot of things to think about before they consider moving the game there.”

 
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