ST MIRREN are considering a change to their ticketing policy for home matches against the Old Firm.

The Paisley club has attracted criticism over its decision to hand Celtic and Rangers two stands at The SMiSA Stadium when the Glasgow clubs come to town.

This policy – which sees some Saints supporters being moved from their usual seats in the Tony Fitzpatrick Family Stand – generates combined income of around £120,000 for the club from its three guaranteed home fixtures against the Old Firm each season.

However, club chairman John Needham has revealed the board is considering alternatives.

He said: “I share the strength of feeling on this issue and have discussed options with my fellow directors which would avoid the need for any of our fans to move from their seats for matches in future.

“The major hurdle is replacing the income generated, which is in the region of £120k for the three guaranteed fixtures each season. However, my initial thinking has been well received and I am working on refining the proposals.”

Any change to the policy will not take place until after St Mirren host Rangers in a league clash on Sunday, October 24, when both the Tony Fitzpatrick Family Stand and the North Stand will be allocated to visiting fans.

Tony Fitzpatrick Family Stand season ticket holders have until 2pm on Friday, October 15, to move their seats to either the Main or West Stand.

Remaining tickets for the Rangers match, which kicks off at 12pm, will go on sale from Monday, October 18.

These will only be available in person at the St Mirren ticket office, with no sales taking place over the phone or online.

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