Final Celtic derby date confirmed

By David Walton

March 22, 2021

Celtic will face Rangers in their final Glasgow derby on May 2nd at Ibrox, with the date having been confirmed today.

The Hoops have released the schedule for their final five matches as they look to end the season strongly.

Celtic played out a 1-1 draw with their rivals yetserday at Parkhead. It was a game in which the Hoops dominated as they did at Ibrox back in January but failed to get the result.

Ever since the full-time whistle, fans will have been itching to know when their final shot at Steven Gerrard’s side will come. Indeed, it will arrive in six weeks’ time in what could be Celtic’s final chance to end Rangers’ unbeaten season.

In other notable fixtures, the Hoops travel to Pittodrie on April 21st and finish off the season at Easter Road on May 15th. Home matches against Livingston and St Johnstone will take place on April 10th and May 12th respectively. Celtic posted the following on their official Twitter account:

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Celtic have a big couple of months ahead

Some will make you believe there’s nothing to play for with this set of fixtures. That couldn’t be anything further from the truth.

It sounds all sentimental and perhaps even insulting to talk about how much pride there is to play for. But look at how angry we were by failing to win yesterday’s apparently “meaningless” Glasgow derby. Make no mistake, when that fixture comes around again, we’ll want to reinforce our dominance of it.

Celtic in action against Rangers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There are also some tasty fixtures in there where we owe several clubs some payback. Aberdeen and Hibernian both put severe dents in our title charge this season. The Dons held us to a 3-3 draw at Pittodrie back in October whilst Hibs managed to take four points from us this season.

Those return trips to Aberdeen and Edinburgh will see us out for revenge and looking to remind everyone why we were the nine-in-a-row champions and top dogs in Scotland for so long.

It’s certainly an exciting schedule when you look at it. At least it will provide Celtic supporters with some deserved excitement to close out the season. Hopefully, we can at least fist pump five consecutive wins to round off a miserable campaign.

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