MOTHERWELL chief Alan Burrows has explained why Celtic were handed less tickets for their clash at Fir Park on Sunday.

Just under 7,500 punters were inside the stadium for the match, with the capacity for the ground 13,742.

Celtic fans were certainly delighted with the 4-0 victory. 

However, several unhappy Hoops supporters have claimed they were "locked out" of the game, with a sizeable section of the away stand unused - which is down to the away changing rooms currently being located within that stand.

But Burrows has taken to Twitter to explain why this was the case. 

He commented: "We have three home stands, all of which have Motherwell season ticket holders, who have paid for their seat.

"They haven’t committed their cash to support the club to be shifted about when there’s a more financially convenient situation. Our club have previously taken that route in the past, and all it does is erode the belief in trying to build something bigger and deeper within our support.

"As it happens, we've got more season ticket holders now than we've ever had at any point in our 136-year history.

"A part of that is, in my view, is supporters genuinely believing that you make decisions with their best interests at heart, even if it's to the detriment of a short-term cash injection. It's a longer term project to grow our own supporter base and that means you have to make long-term calls.

"Ideally I'd be able to fit everyone in who wants to go to games, and people (home or away fans) wouldn't miss out."