01/10/2020

The Parkhead side have been warned the last 16 showdown is in danger of being postponed – due to high winds.

Celtic are on red alert for Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash at Clyde as Storm Ciara could blow their fixture list off track.
The Parkhead side have been warned the last 16 showdown is in danger of being postponed due to high winds.
Met Office officials predict the storm will hit the west of Scotland on Saturday night and bring gusts of up to 80mph as well as driving rain.
Clydes Broadwood Stadium has an artificial surface that would cope with the water but the game could be in major doubt with the brutal wind across the exposed ground.
Celtic fear a postponement could cause chaos with their fixtures as the tie would be rearranged for Wednesday when the champions are due to face Hearts in the Premiership at Parkhead.
The Jambos encounter would be moved but there are no available midweeks until the middle of March and those dates could also be filled if the Hoops get past Copenhagen in the Europa League last 32.
Both halves of the Old Firm are facing the prospect of playing catch up but in a race against time before the Premiership split at the beginning of April.
Rangers are in a similar boat with no date yet set for their game in hand against St Johnstone, which is also depended on European results.
The weather warning has left Celts in a sweat and Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: Storm Ciara will bring damaging winds and heavy rain across the UK this weekend and we have issued a range of severe weather warnings giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.
Winds will increase through Saturday across Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales, before turning very windy across the rest of UK through the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gusts of 50 to 60mph are expected quite widely across inland areas, with even stronger gusts of 80mph or higher along coastal areas, especially in southeast England and northern Scotland.