NEIL LENNON is ready to welcome back fans to Celtic Park next weekend.

The champions’ boss is delighted at the prospect of a limited number of supporters being allowed into the ground when they play Motherwell a week today.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given the green light for spectators to attend matches from September 14 as long as the spread of coronavirus remains under control.

Reports indicate Lennon’s side’s home game against the Fir Park outfitt could be used as a test match for some supporters to attend games.

Ahead of this evening’s match against Dundee United at Tannadice, Lennon, speaking on Sky Sports News, said: “It would be fantastic.

“The club are collaborating with the government to try to make this happen and later on down the line open the gates even more so it would be brilliant.

“It is good having football back, but obviously that element is missing and it is a huge element in the game that we all want back, and that is the support.”

The Hoops had their fixtures against St Mirren and Aberdeen postponed earlier this month after defender Boli Bolingoli breached quarantine rules with a secret trip to Spain and subsequently played against Kilmarnock as a late substitute in the 1-1 draw at Rugby Park.

Ms Sturgeon issued a final warning to clubs following the incident.

However, the First Minister is now prepared to give the green light for fans to return to football.

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