Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack has revealed the Scottish government rejected plans for a fan test event this weekend as the Dons host Celtic at Pittodrie.

The businessman took to social media to update supporters after he and his club asked for 1,000 fans inside the stadium only to be told 'a polite no' by health boss Jason Leitch. Cormack claims Aberdeen merely wanted five percent of supporters inside the ground, in an open air space, following their initial success against Kilmarnock in September.

Around 300 fans were permitted inside Pittodrie on that date and while, Cormack, says, flight travel has returned to normal with 'recycled air and no social distancing', he insisted he is at a loss as to why the Scots government have denied his request. On social media, Mr Cormack said: "Supported by Aberdeen City Council we applied for a second test event versus Celtic to include 1,000 fans, just 5% capacity, out in the open fresh air. Got a polite "no" from @scotgov @jasonleitch stating our first test was a success & latest plan was robust & in excellent shape.

"Jason Leitch told SPFL execs that outdoor events like football were much more palatable than indoor events. Meanwhile flights are at 100% capacity with recycled air & no social distancing. Hundreds of thousands of fans eagerly await Clubs & @scotgov coming up with a real plan.

"We plan to share these robust test regulations with our fans later this week. Not one single positive case has emerged from the 300 who attended our first test. We are NOT asking for carte blanche... these are "Test Events"... NOT a commitment for multiple games!"