RANGERS will still be allowed a full house at Ibrox this Sunday for the first Old Firm derby of the season - despite rumours circulating online that the stadium's capacity would be reduced as coronavirus cases rise throughout the country.

No supporters were allowed into grounds last term as the world wrestled with the Covid pandemic but attendances have been steadily increasing as restrictions have eased this season.

After getting permission for 23,000 fans to attend their Premiership curtain-raiser with Livingston last month, Rangers have since welcomed back a capacity crowd to Ibrox for their Premier Sports Cup last-16 tie with Dunfermline.

There were fears that stadium restrictions could be reintroduced after the Government announced a coronavirus briefing update from Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday afternoon and although the First Minister warned that the nation is currently in a "fragile" situation, she revealed that the current rules will remain in place for the time being.

"What happens in the next few weeks will depend to some extent – to a large extent – on all of us," she explained.

"This is another fragile and potentially very pivotal moment in our journey through this pandemic.

"Even though most restrictions have been lifted the virus is still circulating and we know the Delta variant is highly transmissible."

Under the current guidelines, clubs are required to apply for permission for full stadia from the relevant local authority and the decision is taken out of Holyrood's hands.