Rangers have expressed their disappointment with Hearts after the Edinburgh club’s surprise decision to only make around 1000 tickets available for away fans for the Premiership clash between the two sides at Tynecastle on 12 December.

Following controversy as Rangers and Celtic shut away fans out of Ibrox and Celtic Park during the early stages of the season, Hearts were given just under 1000 tickets when they took on the Gers in Glasgow in mid-October.

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Hearts were eventually granted almost 1000 tickets in October after complaining to the SPFL. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

And now they’ve decided to allocate a very similar number to Rangers for the game on their own patch.

The Gers aren’t happy with the call, though, and they’ve requested that further tickets be released.

‘Rangers can confirm that the away allocation for our match against Hearts on the 12th December is just over 1,000 tickets which is significantly lower than previous visits to Tynecastle,’ begins an update from the club [Rangers.co.uk].

‘Rangers has expressed its disappointment to Hearts regarding this reduced allocation and requested additional tickets are made available if possible.’

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Heart of Midlothian v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Rangers have expressed their disappointment at Hearts’ decision to only make around 1000 tickets available for away fans. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The statement goes on to reveal that over 11,000 ticket applications have been made by Bears for the fixture, complicating the allocation process.

 

As a result, only Gold MyGers Members who have registered for at least six away matches this season will be entered into the ballot for this particular game.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation at some stage today (Thursday).

This news will be a blow to many fans hoping for a mid-December trip to Edinburgh to watch the Gers in action.

Hearts’ strong early-season form has likely increased demand for tickets at Tynecastle, but perhaps if sales don’t progress as hoped for the Jambos, they will free up at least a few hundred more seats for travelling supporters.

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