Matt O'Riley admits the Scottish Cup kick-off time is "brutal" for travelling fans to Glasgow.

But the Celtic star admits it's nothing a good night out can't sort.

The Hoops midfielder insists he's not bothered about the decision taken by the Scottish FA to move this season's Scottish Cup final to a 5.30pm start time on Saturday' June 3.

This has been moved from the traditional kick-off time of 3pm.

The SFA's call has come in for some hefty criticism from fans who feel like they've been disregarded.

It appears the move has been made to avoid a clash with the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United.

And O'Riley has provided his few thoughts.

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Speaking at a Celtic Foundation event, the 22-year-old said: "I've no real reaction, I don't mind. 

"I guess because it's a bit later we get to sleep a bit more so that's one positive.

"For me personally, it's another game at a different time of day. If you win it, you still win a trophy so that's the main thing."

Then pressed on the struggles for travelling supporters, particularly those coming from Inverness, he responded: "To be honest, I didn't really think about that.

"I'm sure that's quite brutal. I don't know, I think they can probably make the most of a night out in Glasgow if they choose to."

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