MOTHERWELL have revealed they will not ask for a 50-50 split of the ticket allocation for the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic on May 19.

The Fir Park outfit booked their spot at Hampden after their 3-0 victory over Aberdeen just 24 hours before the Hoops overwhelmed Rangers 4-0 to set up an intriguing grand finale to the season.

Now, instead of demanding an equal share of briefs for the showpiece event, the Fir Park outfit will request around 13,500 tickets as they wish the encounter to be a 52,000 sell-out.

Controversy surrounded the allocation of tickets for last season’s Final between Celtic and Aberdeen when the Dons demanded an equal share. Due to the dimensions of Hampden and the Parkhead club traditionally taking the East Stand, that meant the champions ended up with 700 fewer tickets than the the Pittodrie club.

A statement was released on the Celtic website, saying they were “very disappointed” with the situation, which then drew a response from the SFA defending the situation.

There was another situation this term in the League Cup semi-final when the Glasgow giants hit out at Hibs after the Easter Road club failed to sell around 10,000 tickets for the game.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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