Hearts away allocation for Rangers match sold out as fans prepare for mouthwatering Ibrox clash

By Jack Thomson

Almost 1,000 Hearts supporters will be at Ibrox for their top-of-the-table clash with Rangers after the club sold out their away allocation.

The travelling Jambos will be in full voice on Saturday after the requirement for match day 'red zones' was scrapped, paving the way for the return of visiting fans at the stadium.

The SFA and SPFL's joint response group (JRG) ruled last week that clubs can now make their own Covid-19 risk assessments – including allowing away fans into matches.

The Tynecastle club were able to make an agreement with Rangers, which will see their supporters make the trip to Glasgow in a mouthwatering encounter as first take on second.

Before the JRG mandate was lifted, the visiting team had lodged a formal complaint over the matter with the SPFL.

Meanwhile, manager Robbie Neilson has confirmed that John Souttar will return for his side this weekend.

The defender has missed their last two Premiership wins over Livingston and Dundee United as a precaution, but will be fit for the Rangers match.

On-loan Taylor Moore has replaced Souttar in his absence, but it’s likely the Scotland international will return for the clash in Govan.

Hearts remain the only unbeaten side in the top flight and go into the weekend encounter just a point behind the champions.


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