St Mirren vs Celtic latest as SFA and SPFL confirm Scottish Football resumption
Celtic’s Scottish Premiership clash against St Mirren on Sunday looks set to go ahead after the SFA confirmed that the professional game will now resume.
Last weekend, the Hoops were scheduled to take on Livingston at home before the game was postponed on Friday afternoon.
This was due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, with both the Scottish and English FA taking the decision to postpone all professional fixtures as a mark of respect.
After a weekend away from the action, Celtic’s busy fixture schedule continues this week with fixtures against Shakhtar Donetsk and St Mirren currently scheduled.
However, last week’s postponements started to raise some questions surrounding whether the two games before the international break would go ahead.
UEFA were the first to confirm that the Hoops European clash against the Ukrainian side would be going ahead as Ange Postecoglou’s squad prepares to travel to Poland on Tuesday.
And now, the SFA have officially confirmed that Scottish professional fixtures will also resume this weekend, following last week’s absence, as a mark of respect.
In a statement released this morning, the governing body declared that all games this weekend will go ahead, subject to Policing resources.
They also stated that as a continued mark of respect, clubs might wish to ‘hold a period of silence and/or play the National Anthem just ahead of kick-off, and players may wish to wear black armbands’.
Although we will have to wait for official confirmation regarding the policing resources ahead of the trip to Paisley, it seems all but certain that the Bhoys’ clash against St Mirren will be on this Sunday.
Ange Postecoglou’s side will be back in Scottish Premiership action and are hoping to continue their impressive start to the season.
As mentioned, with an international break to follow the game against the Buddies, I am sure the Celtic squad will be keen to continue their momentum before spliting off and joining their respective national sides.
Thankfully, we now have confirmation that this weekend’s game will be on, and supporters can begin planning for the short trip down the M8 to see Postecoglou and his players in action.
The game is also scheduled to be live on Sky Sports, and all fans will be able to catch a glimpse of the Hoops return to domestic action.