Date: 24th April 2019 at 5:24pm
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Celtic fans who attended the Glasgow derby fixture at Ibrox in December were left out of the ballot for the May 12 meeting between the two clubs.

Less than 800 tickets have been set aside for visiting fans for the final meeting between the clubs.

Even when Celtic were given an allocation of 7,000 tickets for the fixture a large number of regular fans were regularly disappointed by the ballot.

Celtic’s website announced:

Tickets for this match have been balloted amongst STH who meet the following criteria (please note, STH who meet the criteria and who were successful for match v. Rangers on 29th December are not included in the ballot.) We do not have a sufficient allocation to offer all STH who meet this criteria a ticket for this match.

* attendance at 17 or more away matches in Season 18/19

That decision will mean that a number of fans who have been to every domestic match this season will have to watch the Ibrox action on telly.

There is a chance that the derby fixture could be a title clincher but that is dependant on the outcome of four matches over the next two weekends.

Celtic require four points to be out of reach but that is assuming that Steven Gerrard’s side take full points from their remaining matches.

On Saturday the hoops are strong favourites to take three points from Kilmarnock, the following day Aberdeen visit Ibrox looking for their fourth win of the season in Glasgow against the Ibrox club.

If Celtic beat Kilmarnock anything less than a home win on Sunday will see the hoops crowned as champions at Ibrox without kicking a ball.

The following weekend Celtic travel to Aberdeen while Hibs visit Ibrox..