The Celtic Fan Liaison Officer today gave fans an update on the current status of the presence of away fans in Scottish football.

The new season of the Scottish Premiership is only days away as clubs across the country prepare for the new campaign.

He has told Celtic fans to “wait and see” regarding the participation of the Celtic fans for their game at Ibrox against the Rangers on August 29th.

The news comes after St. Johnstone and Hibs fans get to watch their teams’ opening games for the new season.

St. Johnstone became the first club to be offered an allotment for their away game against Ross County, the first time away fans have been to any Scottish site since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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The Easter Road bosses have also received an allocation for their away game against Motherwell, with 2000 Hibees being allowed to see their team.

It is positive message for Scottish football that both groups of fans can be included in a game.

It is currently at the discretion of the home clubs to determine whether away fans are allowed into the stadiums without the general agreement of all Scottish clubs on this issue.

Celtic has more than 50,000 season ticket holders and last received an allocation of 18,000 in the home game against West Ham.

Fans will now look forward to the positive decision by Ross County and Motherwell to allow St. Johnstone and Hibs fans to attend the opening round of the league.

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Hoops supporters are unlikely to be present at the opening game against Hearts, but thoughts will turn to the game against the Rangers at Ibrox on August 29th and Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena on September 18th.

The news is positive as Scotland prepares to move to the full lifting of restrictions on August 9th.

This could mean fans across the country could be ready to have away days on the calendar again for the 2021/22 season.

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