Scottish Football Transfer News: Rangers midfielder wanted, Celtic's £4.5m signing set to exit, Martin Boyle wants Hibs future talks, Hearts ace to sign new deal, Winger to return to Ibrox
Scottish football was handed a massive boost on Tuesday with the confirmation the Scottish Government were lifting the restrictions on crowd numbers, starting on Monday, January 17.
Since Boxing Day, large outdoor events, including sports, have been capped at 500.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed that would no longer be the case and there will no cap on stadium capacities.
For the Scottish Premiership, it is vindication for the decision to reschedule two fixtures and bring forward the winter break.
The first match which will see no limit on crowd numbers will be the top-flight clash between Celtic and Hibs at Parkhead on Monday. A full round of Premiership fixtures will take place that midweek ahead of the Scottish Cup fourth round.
“Today’s announcement is a sensible decision that will be welcomed by clubs and hundreds of thousands of fans across the country,” said SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster.
“Football is not the same without supporters, and I know how much it will mean to them to be back in stadiums watching matches again.
“This news will also be a real financial boost for our 42 member clubs, who have faced an incredibly challenging set of circumstances since the pandemic began.”
Meanwhile, the clubs are still doing their business in the transfer market and it continues to be hectic with many of the cinch Premiership sides keen to get as much business, in and out, before the season resumes.
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