Sky Sports this afternoon confirmed three more Celtic games which will be shown during the month of October.
At the start of the 2022/23 campaign, there was a lot of talk and criticism surrounding Sky Sports and their current TV deal, with talks ongoing around a potential renewal.
Three of Celtic’s five league matches have been shown on television provider Scottish Football so far, including the season opener against Aberdeen and trips to face Kilmarnock and Dundee United.
However, fans also faced a TV blackout for the Bhoys away visit to Ross County with no way to watch Ange Postecoglou’s side in action as they won 3-1 at Dingwall.
It looks like this won’t be an issue fans will have to worry about for the foreseeable future, as it was announced earlier in the week that the Hoops trip to St Mirren in September would be shown live on Sky.
This afternoon Sky Sports confirmed further changes to fixtures scheduled for October after selecting their televised Scottish Premiership fixtures for next month.
Ange Postecoglou’s side face a busy schedule in October, with nine matches in 30 days, three of which will be shown on Sky Sports.
The Bhoys’ visits to face St Johnstone, Hearts and Livingston have all been moved to be shown on television. The confirmed dates for the three meetings are:
- Saturday October 8: St Johnstone vs Celtic, kick off 12.30pm
- Saturday October 22: Hearts vs Celtic, kick off 12.30pm
- Sunday October 30: Livingston v Celtic, 12pm kick off
All three games come in a tough run of fixtures, with Champions League outings to RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk in between.
October is set to prove to be a tough but exciting month for Ange Postecoglou’s team, and these 30 days could help shape the hoops season across three different competitions.
Venues such as Tynecastle and Almondvale have proved tough hunting grounds in the past, but of late this Celtic side have shown they are more than capable of picking up all three points on the road.
Fortunately, fans will be able to watch the Bhoys live in action and hope we can maintain our strong start to the season when these fixtures come around next month.
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