The pitch has been 'checked' ahead of today's crunch derby clash between Celtic and Rangers after sudden snowfall this morning.

Across Glasgow, the west and the central belt snow has come teaming down as wintry conditions finally arrived days after Christmas.

Brendan Rodgers' side of course host Rangers at Celtic Park for the second installment of the derby fixture this season.

As fans travel to Glasgow's east end for the game - with no away fans in attendance - they have had to contend with snow and ice en route.

With snow landing on the playing surface at Celtic Park, the officials this morning took to the field a short time ago to check it over, according to Sky Sports' Alison Conroy via X.

Snow is forecasted until around 1pm in the Dalmarnock area of Glasgow.

Referee Nick Walsh will be sure to keep a close eye on conditions throughout the powderkeg affair.

Meanwhile, Melbourne City want to take flop Celtic star Marco Tilio back to their club on loan when the Australian transfer window reopens.

Celtic reportedly paid £1.5million to land the winger from Melbourne City this summer, where he won three A-League titles in a row.

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But his move to Glasgow has not gone well so far and he's played just 28 minutes for the Hoops so far in substitute appearances against Motherwell and Hibs.

Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers admitted earlier this month that he wasn't in his plans for now. He said: "He’s okay. He is training away.

"I think because we had some injuries he got himself onto the bench (against Motherwell and Hibernian) but other players have come back and he found himself outside of that again.”

Reports in his homeland have indicated Melbourne City will try and get him back on loan when the Australian transfer window reopens on January 11.