It may not be the biggest surprise of the week to find out that our game against Rangers at Celtic Park next month has already sold out.

Yes, there may be nearly six weeks to go until the crunch Premiership clash but Paradise has already been filled – despite prices taking a hike to £52 (for non-season ticket holders).

The club made the positive announcement on Wednesday morning.

The news is hardly a massive shock. Derby matches against our lowly rivals have sold out in no time for each of the last few years. However, the news is just another example of how much the Celtic support are getting behind Neil Lennon and the team as they continue to chase glory on four fronts.

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Rangers sell-out is not just a one-off at Celtic Park

Much was made about the apathy around the club when the Northern Irishman was appointed (reportedly in the showers at Hampden) after May’s Scottish Cup final. Many felt he was a step back from predecessor and compatriot Brendan Rodgers who had led the club to unprecedented domestic success over a two-and-a-half year spell.

The reality is that Lennon has taken Celtic on to an even higher level in a short space of time. The club are now succeeding in Scotland and Europe – something that Rodgers could only dream of in his time in charge.

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The Celtic support have really rose to the challenge too with Celtic Park regularly sold out for clashes. Our Europa League backing has been particularly noticeable – so much so that we’re currently ranked third out of 48 teams in terms of group stage turnout. (

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So with yet another Parkhead sell-out confirmed for the end of December, it’s not just the Celtic first-team who deserve a bit of credit.

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