The SPFL look set to face a difficult decision ahead of the Premiership split in April, but it’s not something Neil Lennon and his squad should be losing any sleep over.
According to the Daily Record, Celtic will have played the current top six in the league away from home twice, prior to the split. Therefore, in theory, Celtic would have five home fixtures to end the season.
However, the report reveals that is unlikely to happen, and the SPFL bosses could choose to change two of the Hoops’ fixtures to away games.
Given how this is the first time such a scenario has occurred since the introduction of the league split 20 years ago (Daily Record), it’s no wonder the SPFL are set for a tough decision.
However, Celtic have been in tremendous form since the return from the winter break, winning nine games in succession in all competitions.
And seven of those wins have come away from home, meaning the Hoops are unlikely to phased by having to play another two games on the road following the split.
Furthermore, with another Glasgow Derby to play next month, the Hoops could have a 13-point gap if they beat Rangers at Ibrox again, and the pair win all of their other fixtures before the split.
Therefore, Celtic could have a 13-point lead with just 15 points left to play for, further emphasising how the Hoops are unlikely to be particularly bothered by the possibility of having two of those games changed to away fixtures.