John Beaton named as referee for Celtic v Rangers match

The match official will take charge of Sunday's Premiership match.

John Beaton named as referee for Celtic v Rangers match SNS Group

John Beaton has been confirmed as the match referee for Sunday’s Old Firm game at Celtic Park.

The official is taking charge of his first Glasgow derby of the season.

Sunday’s match is a crucial game in the fight for the Premiership title, with Celtic currently six points ahead of their rivals and holding a superior goal difference, with four games left to play.

A win for Ange Postecoglou’s side would all but confirm them as champions, but a win for Rangers could put pressure on going into the final stretch.

The teams met earlier this month in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, with Rangers coming out on top after extra time at the national stadium.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side followed that up with a win over Motherwell on Saturday, with Celtic bouncing back to win at Ross County, meaning both go into Sunday’s clash with confidence.

Beaton will be assisted by Frank Connor and Graeme Stewart, with Don Robertson acting as fourth official.