Motherwell boss strongly in favour of Celtic Park test event

By John Reid

August 22, 2020

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson is strongly in favour of a small fans being able to attend the Steelmen’s clash with Celtic next Sunday, the Daily Record reports.

As recently reported by the Daily Record, Celtic are hoping for permission from the Scottish government to allow a small number of fans into the stadium as a test event looking at getting fans back into stadiums.

As yet, there is no word on if the small number of fans will be able to attend the game. However, Robinson is fully behind the plans to get fans back into stadiums.

“I hear some fans might be encouraged to be back for the Celtic game. If that’s done within safe parameters then that would be fantastic” Robinson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“We don’t want to stay used to it too long”

“We are getting used to it (having no fans in stadiums), but we don’t want to stay used to it too long” he concluded.

Celtic Park has been empty in recent weeks (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

What could help Celtic’s plans is the news that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that fans could be back in stadiums in limited numbers from September 14th.

There will obviously need to be tests taken before that though. Celtic are hopeful that Celtic Park will be one of the venues for the test run.

It is good to see that Robinson backs the idea of fans getting back into stadiums. Even so, it will be a very small number if fans can return.

Small number of fans could make a difference

For example, you would think that only around 1,000 fans would be able to attend Celtic Park in a test. However, even that little number of fans would make a difference in the stadium.

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

It would provide an atmosphere that has been sorely lacking in Celtic’s games so far this season. No doubt Robinson will be hoping that if Celtic get the go-ahead his team and the rest of the Scottish Premiership will get permission to allow fans into stadiums should the test run be a success.

That can only benefit not just Celtic, but the entire Scottish Premiership. Hopefully permission is granted, and fans return to Celtic Park next Sunday.

In other news, some Celtic fans have back Neil Lennon’s comments on Kieran Tierney.