Celtic have been denied the chance to clinch the league title against bitter rivals Rangers, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun is reporting that the Hoops will be given the chance to win the title in a trip to Easter Road to face Neil Lennon’s Hibernian on Friday the 20th of April, with the Old Firm clash pencilled in for Sunday the 29th of April.

The Hoops only need three points to clinch their seventh successive league title, so there is the chance that if they drop points against Hibernian there is a chance that the Old Firm clash could be the match which decides the league title.

The SPFL have still not officially announced the dates for the post-split fixtures yet, in a process which has dragged on for almost a week.

Football Insider verdict

Hoops fans won’t be happy at having to travel to an away match on a Friday night to see their team win the title, if the report by the Scottish Sun is correct. They would much rather see their team win the title at home, no matter if it is against Rangers or not. The process of announcing the fixtures has been a shambles though, and the SPFL deserve plenty of criticism for the time it has taken to announce the fixtures, we know they don’t want an Old Firm title decider, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that it has taken almost a week to announce the post-split fixtures.

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