Madden to referee Celtic v Rangers tie, Beaton takes Hearts v Hibs

The SFA have announced the appointments for the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Bobby Madden to referee Celtic v Rangers tie, John Beaton takes charge of Hibs v Hearts SNS Group

The Scottish FA have confirmed the referee appointments for the Scottish Cup semi-finals, with Bobby Madden taking charge of the Celtic v Rangers fixture.

John Beaton has been appointed to referee the last-four clash between Hearts and Hibs at the national stadium.

It’s the first time that the semi-finals have been an all-Glasgow and Edinburgh affair, and the back-to-back derbies are expected to serve up thrilling games.

Madden will be the man in the middle when the Glasgow rivals clash and he will be assisted by Alan Mulvanny and Dougie Potter. Steven McLean is the fourth official.

David McGeachie and Graeme Stewart will assist Beaton in the Edinburgh derby with Alan Muir acting as fourth official.

Hearts meet Hibs on Saturday, April 16 with Celtic and Rangers meeting the following day.