CELTIC will be denied the opportunity of winning their second successive title at Ibrox – due to police fears.
The SPFL will announce the post split fixture list later today and Ange Postecoglou’s men are just one win away from claiming the club’s eleventh championship in 12 years.
Following a dramatic weekend, the Hoops conceded their 100 per cent home domestic record this season with a 1-1 draw against Motherwell. The stalemate propelled them 13 points in front of their nearest challengers.
Michael Beale’s side hoped to capitalise on their rivals’ uncharacteristic slip in the east end of Glasgow, but toppled to a 2-0 loss to Aberdeen at Pittodrie where on-loan Hoops defender Liam Scales fired in the opening goal, as CQN reported.
FLYING THE FLAG…Reo Hatate beams with delight after Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice on May 11 2022 that sealed last season’s Premiership title.
The first round of the remaining five Premiership matches is due for the weekend of May 6/7 and a derby day victory in Govan would officially see Celtic crowned champions.
However, Police Scotland have instructed league bosses to avoid such a scenario, according to a report in the Daily Record.
It is more likely the fourth and final league encounter between the city rivals could be put on hold for the third round of fixtures on the weekend of May 20/21.
It is also understood cop chiefs could prefer a meeting of Postecoglou and Beale’s teams at the fourth stage in a midweek slot on either May 23 or 24.
All will be revealed later today.