SFA: No plans to call off Scottish Cup ties

As per a statement released by the Scottish Football Association, tomorrow’s William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final tie against Celtic will go ahead as things stand.

Andrew McKinlay, interim chief executive of the Scottish FA, stated: “As it stands there are no plans to call off any of the William Hill Scottish Cup Sixth Round fixtures. The desire and hope is that they proceed as planned.

“There are no pitch inspections scheduled for these matches at this stage and each host club has worked tirelessly to ensure the pitches and the surrounding areas are safe and in the best possible condition.

“We reiterate that we are in constant close contact with all clubs concerned, police and local authorities. The situation will be reviewed regularly on a case by case basis.

“The safety of supporters, players and staff, as always, remains our top priority. We acknowledge that, either way, some supporters are likely to be left inconvenienced.

“However, we are conscious that a great many have already committed to tickets and travels plans and that – along with improving weather conditions, forecasts from authorities and the views of the majority of the clubs involved – has led to our current stance.

“Any supporter who does decide to travel is urged to do so with caution and consult all relevant public transport and travel bodies before embarking on any journey.

“Conditions are of course changeable and we remain on standby to react to developments.”