Now the part-time League One club’s meeting with the champions will be played in front of a full house after the final few tickets for the home end were snapped up.
The Coatbridge men sold the remainder of their 1,500-seat allocation yesterday and the club’s chairman Ronnie Boyd insisted it was a proud day for Rovers.
He said: “It’s great for the club. The supporters have really backed us and we have to thank them for that. We are small team, so it’s great that the town has got behind the guys.
“We still have fans coming through the door asking about tickets. They have been in high demand.”
The game will be beamed across Britain on Sky Sports and Boyd can’t wait for the spotlight to be on the club.
Boyd added: “I’ve been to the stadium and stood in the centre circle. I just took it in and imagined what it would be like to be surrounded by a great Rovers support and the Celtic fans.
“The whole of the country will be watching us – so it gives us a great chance for the players and fans to showcase the club.
“We have a game against Livingston this weekend, which will be a good test against a full-time club to get us ready for Celtic.”