Celtic vs Rangers referees and VAR officials confirmed by SFA

Kevin Clancy will referee the clash between Glasgow’s Big Two.

The veteran official will be the man in the middle, assisted by David McGeachie and Ross Macleod, with John Beaton appointed as the fourth official.

Nick Walsh will be in the VAR section alongside assistant Daniel McFarlane.

At the weekend, the teams meet for the fourth time this season, but only for the third time in league operations.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are nine points clear at the top of the Premier League. They will look to lose sight of the league title with a win at their own pitch to the east of the city.

A win would cost the league leaders their 53rd title win within three wins.

However, a win for Gers would reignite the Ibrox side’s hopes of a stunning comeback under Michael Beale.

The derby kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Chris Sutton has slammed Rangers during derby clashes with Celtic over the away fan shutout.

The ex-Hoops forward has slammed the Ibrox club for the “shameful” approach to the matter.

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The Gers will have no vocal support from their support after both clubs closed doors on away games at both pitches with reduced allocations due to security concerns.

Celtic and Rangers have allowed around 800 away players into their respective stadiums in recent years after Ibrox bosses cut the traditional 7500 capacity at the Broomloan Stand in Govan.

In response, Celtic hit back by cutting Rangers’ allotment in their home game as well.

The sides are said to be in a ticket patch situation, with Celtic wanting a return to old numbers and Rangers unwilling to move away from reduced capacity.

Sutton said: “I don’t like the situation of the fans at all. It’s rubbish for Scottish football. I think not having away fans is rubbish for the perception of Scottish football. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

“When I first came to Celtic I went to Ibrox and had 7500 behind goal and when Rangers got to Celtic Park it was a far better spectacle. It’s shameful and a really bad sight for Scottish football around the world.

“I just think it’s petty and it’s something Rangers really need to sort out. I can’t see the benefits of all this? What’s the benefit of keeping fans away from the game?”

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