MOTHERWELL have confirmed that they will not be granted an away ticket allocation for their Premiership clash with Rangers.

The champions will unfurl their 55th league flag ahead of the visit of Graham Alexander's side on Sunday before aiming to collect another three points in their title defence.

And Ibrox will be filled with home supporters only after Motherwell were informed there would be no away section made available.

Rangers have cited the requirement for a Covid 'red zone' as the reason for their decision not to accommodate Well fans as Light Blues season ticket holders are given access to other areas of the ground.

And Motherwell chiefs now hope to strike a deal with the SPFL that will allow them to broadcast the match - which is not live on Sky Sports - at Fir Park instead.

A club statement read: "Motherwell fans will not be able to buy tickets for our weekend trip to face Rangers.

"Our opponents have advised us that, due to ongoing restrictions at Ibrox, no away allocation will be sent for Sunday’s match.

"Having initially been declined an allocation, subsequent dialogue led to Rangers providing us with a detailed explanation that, due to the displacement of some supporters due to a Covid “red zone”, an away section is not possible.

"While regrettable that no Motherwell fans can attend, we accept that Covid restrictions have led to an unavoidable situation.

"We have asked the SPFL for permission to instead show the game at our bars at Fir Park, and we are awaiting approval.

"Details on how to buy the match from Rangers on pay-per-view will be made available shortly."