Brendan Rodgers issues warning to Rangers after cutting Celtic’s allocation for Old Firm derby at Ibrox


Brendan Rodgers issues warning to Rangers after cutting Celtic’s allocation for Old Firm derby at Ibrox

Brendan Rodgers believes the small number of Celtic fans at Ibrox for Saturday’s Old Firm clash may not be an advantage for Rangers.

Celtic have been restricted to just 750 tickets, cut from the traditional 7,000 away allocation, for the Scottish Premiership match.

Brenden Rodgers has spoken about the cut in ticket numbers for Celtic fans

But, in a pre-match press conference, Rodgers said that having 50,000 home fans may not neccessarily work in favour for Steven Gerrard’s side.

“My feeling always is that it is better in both grounds whenever both sets of supporters are there,” he said.

“However, they are not. There will be about 750 of our supporters there.

“We hope the whole game can pass safely and there’s no issues around that and it is just the football.

“But it can work for and against you as the home team in that situation, when you have predominately the support in the ground.

Brendan Rodgers has never lost to Rangers as Celtic manager

“It can add something to the players either a positive or a negative.

“But we just have to approach the game as we always do with our own way of working, respect Rangers are a good team, some very good results this year.

“We will give them the respect that they deserve, as we do every team and look to focus on our own game, look to play well and get a win.”