RANGERS managing director Stewart Robertson has opened up on the fan split for clashes against Celtic - but admitted he doesn't see it changing.

The Ibrox chief discussed the limited visiting support allocation for matches between the Glasgow rivals both in Govan and at Parkhead.

Both clubs tend to allow access for around 700-800 visiting supporters for the powderkeg clashes - however, that won't be the case for the February 2 derby.

The match next month, moved from January 2, will only see Celtic fans inside Parkhead with clubs locking out Rangers fans after they had 700 tickets for the match at Ibrox in August cancelled due to Covid red zone requirements.

It's thought the matches will return to fan splits with around 800 visiting fans in either stadium, and Robertson reckons that's how it'll remain in the future.

Speaking on The Athletic podcast he explained that fans don't want the allocation plans to change back to huge away supporter sections.

He said: "I think things have evolved over time.

"About 800 fans from either side now go to games but I don't think there will be in a couple of weeks because of where Covid was at the time.

"We had a red zone and there were no away fans in.

"The challenge is changing that at the moment because both teams have sold season tickets in those areas and actually it is 'how do you change that back?'

"Those supporters have renewal rights so it is not something I see changing in the short term.

"The vast majority of our fans don't want it to change, they are comfortable with it.

"I don't know how it is on the other section of the city but certainly from our supporters' perspective they are comfortable with it the way it is.

"The vast majority, I would be lying if I said everybody."