Albion Rovers admit they are considering switching Celtic Scottish Cup tie



Albion Rovers chairman Ronnie Boyd admits the club are considering moving their lucrative Scottish Cup clash with Celtic away from Clifonhill due to safety concerns.

The part-timers set up a dream fourth round tie with Brendan Rodgers’ side after Calum Ferguson notched an injury-time winner to beat Queen of the South 2-1 on Tuesday.

But Boyd admits the Wee Rovers are considering a change of venue for the match, which is due to take place on the weekend of January 21/22, over crowd safety. Cliftonhill has a 1,500 capacity.

(Pic: Chris Upson)
(Pic: Chris Upson)

Boyd admits the match could be moved to Hamilton’s New Douglas Park, a ground they used in 2014 in a 2-0 Scottish Cup reply defeat to Rangers, or Motherwell’s Fir Park.

Speaking to the BBC, he said: “They have to be options.

”We would love to play it here but we have to look at the safety of fans.”