Livi rejection suggests Celtic v Rangers postponement is down to clubs
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Livi rejection suggests Celtic v Rangers postponement is down to clubs

Livi have rejected a proposal from Kilmarnock to postpone their upcoming Scottish Premiership match as Covid-related problems mount at Celtic ahead of their tie with Rangers.

Killie face a challenging week with their entire squad self-isolating and a League Cup tie with Dunfermline and Scottish Premiership clash with Livingston on the horizon.

The decision of Gary Holt and Livi to reject Kilmarnock’s proposal would suggest Rangers and Celtic would have to come to a similar agreement for this to happen at the weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Rugby Park club had to forfeit last week’s Betfred Cup opener with Falkirk due to the quarantine but with six players back in training they have yet to make a decision on this week’s fixtures.

Alex Dyer spoke to BBC Scotland about Livingston’s decision to rebuff proposals to move the match, describing them as “disappointing”.

“It’s disappointing because it would be fair for someone to give us a little bit more time, because it could happen to anyone at any time,” said Dyer.

“The way it’s going at the moment, everybody’s up for grabs, it could happen to anybody and any football club and people should help one another.

“The truth is everybody looks after their own, so that’s just the way it is.”

This situation will be of particular interest to Rangers fans because of fears surrounding the upcoming match at Celtic Park with four Parkhead players now self-isolating.

Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie, Nir Bitton and Hatem abd Elhamed have all either tested positive for the virus or been affected by the protocol surrounding it.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon may well have made a rod for his own back with comments about how playing matches amid outbreaks are “vital” but there remain fears about the game not kicking off on time.

The Scottish government have said there are “no plans” to stop the game going ahead and the situation between Kilmarnock and Livingston would suggest the ball is in Rangers and Celtic’s court.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to take his side to Celtic Park to face Neil Lennon’s side on Saturday at 12:30pm. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As it stands Rangers have been unaffected by covid during the international break and there’s no official suggestion Celtic have asked for a postponement.

But can you really see Ibrox bosses agreeing to one should our Old Firm rivals make the call?

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