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Pressure cranking up on Michael Nicholson over Glasgow Derby ticket stand off

Celtic have been warned to expect a request for away tickets to the December 30 Glasgow Derby.

No Celtic fans have been inside Ibrox for the last two Derby matches with no on the record comment from the hoops boardroom to explain the home-fans only policy.

‘Celtic sources’ have been widely quoted as raising concerns for supporter safety after a number of attacks on fans squeezed into a corner of Ibrox with home fans surrounding them on all sides.

The SPFL has no rules about away allocations other than offering a ‘reasonable amount’ with Neil Doncaster expected to be dragged into the stand off.

On Tuesday night James Bisgrove was charming the bears at a Fan Forum with a promise made over tickets for the final match of 2023.

Football Scotland reports:

No away fans at Old Firm derbies has been a burning issue in Scottish football for some time now and was always likely to be brought up at this event.

It was confirmed that Gers will be requesting a minimum allocation from Celtic for the Parkhead clash on December 30.

On calls for a minimum percentage being introduced for league games, it was accepted that it “may work” but could also cause problems for home games in terms of having to give teams bigger allocations.

Celtic fans have had big cuts in their allocations for matches at Ibrox, Tynecastle, Rugby Park, St Mirren and Motherwell cut in recent seasons.

There is bound to be pressure exerted on Michael Nicholson to have away fans in the ground on December 30, with the relationship between Celtic fans and their board lower than at any point since Peter Lawwell masterminded the Lockdown Season the current CEO knows that there will be massive backlash if he backs down on away tickets for the Derby fixture.

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