The Scottish Professional Football League have granted Celtic's request to have a league fixture in January postponed.

The Hoops' home clash with Kilmarnock was originally set for January 11 but the SPFL have decided to push it back to January 29 at the behest of the Glasgow giants.

Scottish top flight clubs agreed in June that they would be able to defer games on January 11 or 18, in the absence of a winter break, and Celtic have taken the league up on the option.

"The Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock, scheduled for Saturday January 11, has been rearranged for Wednesday January 29 after the SPFL board agreed to a request from Celtic," read a league statement.

Celtic, currently five points on top of the league table, will not play at all between January 5 and 18.

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