Celtic Park set for biggest away support since 2019; large Greenock Morton following to descend on Glasgow

By Hamish Carton

January 19, 2023

Greenock Morton will be backed by over 2,000 supporters when they travel to Celtic Park this weekend.

The Saturday 12:15 kick-off sees Ange Postecoglou‘s side begin their Scottish Cup campaign, with Dougie Imrie’s men the opposition in Glasgow.

The Hoops have actually faced Morton several times in the past ten years, with the most recent meeting a 3-0 win for Brendan Rodgers’ side in March 2018.

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But that hasn’t deterred the Ton faithful from making the relatively short trip over to the home of the Premiership champions.

On Monday, the Morton Twitter account announced that over 2,000 tickets had been sold for the game.

Yesterday, they announced that sales would continue until Friday at 4pm with total sales processed soon after.

2,000 is hardly a stratospheric number, but the Ton following will be the largest Celtic Park has seen in a good few years.

The likes of Blackburn Rovers, Raith Rovers and Bodo/Glimt have brought healthy followings in recent times, but the last travelling exceeding the 2,000 mark was French side Rennes in November 2019.

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The matchday five Europa League fixture was effectively a dead rubber with Celtic having already qualified and Rennes out.

Yet the French side brought around 2,500 fans to Glasgow, as we reported at the time.

The big Morton following should add some excitement to a match that is unlikely to feature too high on the priorities of Celtic fans.

But to win the cup, you’ve got to start somewhere.

In other news, Ange Postecoglou has suggested that Cameron Carter-Vickers won’t feature in the match