Celtic fans can look forward to a midweek afternoon match

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Celtic and Dundee United have become the latest sides to have a festive fixture moved.

Rangers and St Mirren had been scheduled to kick off in Paisley at 7.45pm on Wednesday December 30, but it was confirmed earlier this week that the match will now kick off at 3pm.

Celtic’s home match against Dundee United has today followed suit, with confirmation arriving that Neil Lennon’s men will kick off at the same time as their rivals.

These will be the last fixtures for Celtic and Rangers before they face off at Ibrox on January 2.

The champions struggled when they last met Micky Mellon’s side, failing to break down the hosts at Tannadice until Albian Ajeti’s goal seven minutes from time.

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Their form has remained unconvincing, but consecutive victories against Lille and Kilmarnock will give Lennon hope that his team has turned the corner.

Another meeting with St Mirren is unlikely to fill Rangers boss Steven Gerrard with enthusiasm, however, after the Buddies dramatically knocked his side out of the Betfred Cup at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday night.

Rangers have an opportunity to bounce back on Saturday when they resume their title fight against Motherwell at Ibrox, while Celtic can claim a historic quadruple treble by seeing off Hearts in Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.

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