Aberdeen have welcomed Police Scotland’s call for a rethink over the scheduling of the Betfred Cup semi-finals.
Aberdeen are due to face Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28 at noon in the League Cup semi-final, prompting concerns that some fans won’t be able to make it as trains from the Granite City do not run that early.
There are also concerns about how the public transport network will cope in Glasgow on that day, as Celtic are also due to play Hearts later on.
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: “We’re aware of issues and concerns that have been raised over the last few days about the date and venue of the League Cup semi-finals.
“As a responsible organisation and taking into account these public concerns.
“I think it sensible to discuss the issues raised with the SPFL and other stakeholders and I have asked the SPFL to look again at the transport plan so we can make a full public safety assessment.”
A spokesman for Aberdeen, who have been vocal in their objections to the early kick-off, said: “We obviously welcome Police Scotland’s intervention, which echoes what we’ve been asking for since last Thursday’s meeting.”