CELTIC has announced an "extremely limited additional allocation" for next month's Betfred Cup final against Rangers at Hampden.

The two rivals will meet at the national stadium on December 8 with the first silverware of the season up for grabs.

The east end club have issued a statement on their website, informing fans that missed out in the original sale that there are some additional tickets now on offer.

Season ticket holders who purchased tickets for each of the previous League Cup fixtures and who were unsuccessful in their bid to get one for next month's final could yet get a seat, with Celtic organising a ballot for those who are eligible.

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The statement read: "Celtic have received an extremely limited additional allocation for the League Cup final on Sunday, December 8 at the National Stadium.

"The deadline for the original sale was 5pm yesterday (Monday, November 18). Those who were successful in original sale and did not purchase by the initial deadline are no longer eligible.

"Unfortunately, we do not have a sufficient allocation to offer all STH [season ticket holders] who meet this criteria a ticket for this match, and we appreciate the disappointment this may cause.

"We fully understand that the allocation of tickets we have been given will not be able to satisfy the demand from supporters wishing to attend the match. We also fully accept that many supporters will be disappointed. However, we would ask fans to understand and appreciate that this is a difficult process for the club to administer, given the ticket allocation provided.

"We thank fans in advance for their support and understanding."