Rangers have confirmed they participated in a meeting surrounding the upcoming derby at Celtic Park later this month.

The Ibrox club released a statement regarding the 'multi-agency' meeting involving both sides of the Glasgow divide, the Scottish government, Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council. The aim of the meeting was to ensure the safe go-ahead of the clash on March 21, following fears that supporters may descend upon the stadium and break Covid protocols.

Nicola Sturgeon warned the game could potentially come under threat of cancellation should she not be given 'assurances' that both clubs would do all they can to avoid similar scenes from the past week where thousands of fans congregated together to celebrate Rangers' first title win in 10 years.

With the virus still at large, the government and police are desperate to prevent the same scenario, and Gers revealed they partook in the meeting alongside Celtic. And in response to the Hoops' recent brief statement claiming to 'not be half of anything', Gers made sure to address that - and poke fun - in their statement.

It read: "Rangers can confirm we took part in a multi-agency meeting this afternoon with representatives from the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and Celtic FC.

"This is to continue an open and constructive dialogue in relation to the upcoming Old Firm fixture at Parkhead on Sunday, March 21. We are pleased that today’s meeting was very constructive and we have agreed to support the ‘stay at home’ message.

"Rangers would like to reiterate manager Steven Gerrard’s comments from last weekend, for supporters to stay at home and ensure the safety of themselves and others.

"We are cognizant of the ongoing fight against Covid-19 and ask that everyone follows Government guidance to stay at home.

"The club will continue to liaise with all agencies as well as a number of supporters. We will continue to work to ensure that the clubs message is reiterated over the coming week and will provide further updates in due course."