Date: 3rd October 2018 at 5:41am
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Celtic will demand that any fixture movement with regards to the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Hearts is decided by a draw, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

The SPFL are dramatically set to make a big u-turn on their plans to host both semi-finals, Rangers vs Aberdeen being the other, on the same day at Hampden after concerns were raised about the viability of such a scenario.

Police Scotland will hold fresh talks with the SPFL and clubs about the plans, with the the prospect of a Murrayfield fixture back on the table.

Celtic though have written to the competition organisers to insist that any fixture change is not automatic and that the venue choice should be decided fairly with a cup-like draw.

The club are quite right to insist on such a process with the prospect of tens of thousands of fans having to travel to a different city to watch the Hoops in action, when a solution had originally been found.

From the very start this drama has been completely preventable and the negative headlines are detracting from what should be a great day of competition for Scottish football.

Why the SPFL and SFA didn’t come up with a solution to hold a semi-final in a different venue from the start is completely beyond us, but here’s hoping that a fair outcome for all four clubs is found.

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