Linfield have issued a warning to Celtic fans not to try and enter home supporting areas at Windsor Park before tonight’s Champions League first-leg tie.
Celtic did not take up their allocation of tickets for the second qualifying round clash over security fears despite the game having been moved back in consultation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
But Linfield say they are aware of a small number of Celtic fans who have bought tickets for the game and are asking them instead to make their way to the Kop Stand.
A statement read: “Linfield Football Club has worked closely with all relevant authorities to ensure that tonight’s Champions League qualifier against Celtic is played in a safe and welcoming environment.
“Both clubs have made public requests that Celtic fans do not purchase tickets for the game. Despite this, some fans may have purchased tickets for the match with the intention of supporting Celtic.
“In this event, they should only proceed to the Stadium via the Boucher Road and then, under the instructions of Stewards and the PSNI, to the Kop Stand.
“These supporters should arrive at the stadium after 3.30 pm to ensure access to the game. Celtic fans will not be admitted to any other part of the ground and Linfield fans should not enter the stadium from the Boucher Road.
“No further tickets for tonight’s game are available and we would urge all spectators to behave in a respectful and sporting manner.”