With Rangers cutting the allocation for fans for this weekend’s clash at Ibrox, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has warned our opposition that it may not turn out to be the advantage they were probably hoping for as they look to pick up a first victory against us in God knows how long.
Going into the game on Saturday, Celtic have retaken top spot in the Scottish Premiership table and with a game in hand, we also have a three point advantage on the Gers. Rodgers is also unbeaten in the last 12 games since taking charge in 2016 and only two of those were draws, so it should be another good battle against his former skipper as he’ll be desperate to bring our domination to an end.
Speaking to Sky Sports as he met with the media to preview the game this week, our gaffer explained.
“There will be about 750 of our supporters there. We hope the whole game can pass safely and there’s no issues around that and it is just the football. But it can work for and against you as the home team in that situation, when you have predominately the support in the ground. It can add something to the players either a positive or a negative.”
Some might dismiss his words as mind games, but with elements of entitlement, it won’t take much to tip the home fans into frustration and a bright start to the game would certainly play in our favour.