Celtic re-schedule Dundee United fixture and follow Rangers in festive kick-off move

Celtic’s midweek SPFL Premiership match against Dundee United on December 30 has been brought forward.

Celtic Park will host Dundee United at 3pm rather than 7.45pm on December 30 (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon’s side will now kick off at home to the Tangerines at 3pm, rather than the previously scheduled 7.45pm evening kick-off.

The decision to move the Parkhead match by a few hours was agreed by both clubs and follows a similar announcement by Rangers and St Mirren yesterday where both agreed to move their fixture at the SMISA Stadium to mid-afternoon.

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Both games now kick-off at 3pm, as does St Johnstone v Hamilton, while Hibs v Ross County is at 6pm and Motherwell v Kilmarnock is scheduled for a 6.15pm start.

Livingston v Aberdeen is still scheduled for 7.45pm as it stands.

After facing Dundee United, Celtic travel across Glasgow to Rangers on January 2 but their league match following the Old Firm game caused controversy last month with Hibs rejecting a fixture switch from January 9 to January 11, a move which was later ratified by the SPFL.

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