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SFA select Ibrox referee for rapid Celtic return appointment

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For the second time in seven SPFL matches Kevin Clancy will referee Celtic when they face Dundee United on Sunday.

With 16 different referees taking charge of a top flight match this season it seems unnecessary that Clancy gets a second match just like Euan Anderson who took charge of the games at home to Dundee and away to Livingston.

Clancy was in charge of the Glasgow derby at the end of August meaning that he’ll have refereed Celtic twice in four weeks, or twice in three fixture rounds.

The Glasgow derby passed without major incident in terms of refereeing decisions, since that appointment Clancy’s only other fixture was Saturday’s 2-2 draw between Hibs and St Mirren

Craig Ferguson and Frank Connor will be on the line on Sunday with Steven McLean, fresh from his appearance at Ibrox for the visit of Motherwell, the fourth official.

Getting through a Glasgow derby without mishap and issuing just two yellow cards is impressive but there is no need for the familiarity that sees Clancy in charge of two out of three SPFL fixtures involving the one club.

David Munro will referee tomorrow Celtic v Raith Rovers Premier Sports cup tie, his first Celtic game of the season.

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2 comments

  • Chris says:

    Clancy gave the most biased but disciplined performance I’ve ever witnessed in a Glasgow derby. Celtic deserve everything they get if they don’t have the guts to complain about the standard of refereeing(cheating) in this country which always favours one 10 year old club.

  • Neil Smith says:

    Jeez… A new low today albeit not article related. Doing my morning reading on bus to work (and I know I should avoid the red tops) but the Scottish Sun ?. 10 Celtic related articles, 10 negative spins. I mean Hartson hands it to them in an interview but ex villa nobody calling McCarthy an “average” player, McElhone described as “former Morton boss”, Broonie wanted to stay, Christ it’s endless …. Of course all positive at greyskull really hacks you off…

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