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SEMI-FINAL TEA-TIME DATE FOR CELTIC?

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CELTIC could face Hibs in their Betfred League Cup semi-final at Hampden with a tea-time kick-off on Saturday November 2.

That is the likely outcome following talks between the clubs, SPFL chiefs, BT Sport and police, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

If agreed, the holders would take on the Edinburgh outfit around 5.30pm at the national stadium. An announcement is expected in the next few days.

Last season, the Hoops faced Hearts at Murrayfield, home of rugby, after the original game was switch from Hampden. The champions won 3-0 on their way to lifting the silverware for the third successive season with a Ryan Christie hoal against Aberdeen.

Neil Lennon’s men booked a spot in the last-four in midweek with a 5-0 victory over Championship Partick Thistle while Paul Heckinbottom’s side overcame Kimarnock 5-4 on penalty-kicks after a goalless extra-time stalemate.

The other semi-final between Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side and Hearts is pencilled in for the following afternoon with a mid-afternoon start.

 
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