Celtic SLO John Paul Taylor has told any Celtic fans with tickets for the Colin Weir Stand at Firhill this weekend that they will not be allowed entry to the match.

As we told you earlier, the Hoops support are set to take over Partick Thistle’s stadium this Saturday as Neil Lennon’s side return from their winter break with a tasty Scottish Cup derby.

The Celtic first-team in Lazio

The Celtic first-team in Lazio (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Celtic fans will be housed in both the vast Jackie Husband Stand and the John Lambie Stand with an allocation of around 8,000 sold out for the clash (Daily Record).

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But any Hoops supporters planning to gain entry to the home end have been told to contact Thistle and ask for a refund.

Taylor took to Twitter on Wednesday to deliver the important information to supporters.

He said: “Celtic fans will not be admitted to the Colin Weir Stand. Any fans who have bought tickets for this Stand should contact Partick Thistle for a refund.

“Celtic fans will occupy the Jackie Husband and John Lambie Stands only.”

 

The Celtic support will take over Firhill

While the news is likely to be frustrating to any Hoops fans who were going to chance their arm in the home end, the fact that Thistle are willing to refund the tickets bought can only be seen as a positive.

Playing in the Championship, they don’t get too many big away supports nowadays.

So you wouldn’t criticise them for wanting to take every pound from the Celtic support, even if it’s in the home end.

The Celtic support

The Celtic support (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The confirmation from Taylor that we will occupy two of the three stands at Firhill is great. The match will be like a home game for Lennon’s men and the atmosphere should be electric as a result.

A great display and a comfortable victory in front of thousands of our fans would be the ideal way to kick-off the new year, and get over another recent derby clash.

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