Ross County vs Celtic clash "likely to feature" as crowd test event

By Hamish Carton

August 28, 2020

Celtic’s visit to Ross County on September 12th is set to be played in front of supporters – after the BBC reported that test events were set to be given the go ahead following government talks.

The outlet say that three Premiership games will be used as “test events” on the first weekend back after the international break.

Celtic’s visit to the Highlands for the Saturday 3pm kick-off is “likely to feature” while so is the Rangers vs Dundee United match.

Celtic face County after the break / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Last week, we told you First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had said that sports stadia could reopen from September 14th.

Celtic were then refused permission to host a test event for this Sunday’s clash against Motherwell (BBC), but now it seems like our following match will host some supporters.

Away fans probably won’t be permitted

The BBC also say that the test games will have crowds “in the low hundreds.”

It will be interesting to see how many supporters are allowed into each game, and whether more fans are allowed into bigger grounds.

We wouldn’t envisage any Celtic fans being allowed into the County clash, due to the travelling required up to Dingwall, although the real detail is yet to be released.

It will be good to have the fans back / (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Even if it is just County fans in the stadium for the clash, it will be nice for our players to actually play in front of some paying supporters.

We have struggled badly in our two domestic away games so far this season, and many have pondered whether that is a result of the unusual match conditions.

Hopefully a return to normality will see Celtic do likewise, and get back to the top of the table.

In other news, Celtic will sign a left-back to replace Boli Bolingoli this summer, according to a report