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Motherwell have expressed their frustration after their December 23rd fixture against Rangers was moved forward to Christmas Eve for broadcasting purposes.

In a statement released to their website, the Fir Park side revealed that there were informed of the decision just one hour before the SPFL intended to make the news public.

And the club have apologised to supporters whom they believe will be inconvenienced by the switch on dates.

The statement read:

‘The club were informed of the decision to move our fixture against Rangers to Christmas Eve yesterday afternoon, an hour before the SPFL initially intended to announce publicly.

Whilst we fully acknowledge that the contract which is currently in place between the SPFL and our main broadcasters allows kick off times to be moved from Saturday to Sunday midday, with an agreed notice period, we believe that moving a major fixture to this date is a special circumstance that should’ve led to additional consultation/ discussion with the club.

We can only apologise to supporters who will be inconvenienced by this move and especially to those who will no longer be able to attend the game. We understand this move is particularly inconvenient for fans who had booked pre match hospitality, which was already sold out.

We are working with suppliers to provide an alternative offering pre and post match. We hope to still see as many of our fans as possible at the game.’

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