SPFL club presidents insist Celtic tie will not be moved


Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney has insisted they are not looking to move their Scottish Cup game against Celtic away from Indodrill Stadium.

The Hoops face Alloa on January 22 in the Scottish Cup fourth round, as Ange Postecoglou’s side prepare to enter the competition.

There have been discussions about where this match could take place, and whether it will be far from the 3,000-seater stadium, in order to generate more income for the Scottish League One team.

However, talking to Daily ExpressMulraney insisted moving the game to Falkirk or Motherwell would be unfair to the Town of Alloa with plans still in place for the game to take place at Indodrill.

“There is no way we will move the draw – it remains at Alloa.

“We already did that when we moved the cup games to Falkirk and Motherwell, but we’re not going to go down that route.

“It would be completely unfair to the town of Alloa – not to mention the fans who want to see their team play a game like this here.

“It’s a game that is going to bring business to the city – not just club soccer – so it would be completely wrong of me to do anything to compromise that.”

While they are big favorites for this game, there is always that possibility or idea of ​​a cup shock that comes to mind at any round of this competition. This is what makes the Scottish Cup so special.

Of course, it would be nice to see more Celtic fans in a game like this, with more income for the home side. But fair play to Mulraney for looking after his own fan base in what should be a brilliant opportunity for club supporters.

It will certainly be interesting to see some of Celtic’s stars, including the new additions of Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi, get their first glimpse of this competition and the lower league football teams in Scotland.


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