Another Celtic fixture change confirmed after UEFA step in

By John McGinley

January 8, 2021

Celtic have confirmed another fixture time change this season.

The club have moved a home match against Aberdeen in February an hour forward to 6 pm, from the originally scheduled 7 pm.

The Scottish Premiership clash is one of the Bhoys’ games in hand on league leaders Rangers.

Outside of that context, it’s a must-win encounter given the Dons proximity to Celtic in second place.

With the ongoing pandemic restricting crowds at matches, the club have played fast and loose with the schedule, rearranging matches into earlier timeslots and even days.

It was Celtic’s request that pushed the upcoming game against Hibernian into Monday night, which would likely never have happened with supporters in attendance.

However, in this case it is UEFA that have asked for the Celtic fixture change.

The Scottish Sun reports that the Champions League Last 16 is due to commence on that date, with matches kicking off at 8 pm.

The continental governing body like to ensure as big a TV audience as possible for its flagship tournament.

Celtic’s Pass to Paradise service will be running, broadcasting live coverage of the Aberdeen fixture to season ticket holders.

In other news, Armstrong Okoflex continues to attract attention from Italy.