JOHN BEATON will be in charge of Celtic’s vitally important Premiership clash with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Ibrox side at Parkhead on Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou’s men go into the fourth and final league meeting of the Glasgow rivals in the knowledge a victory will give them a nine-point advantage with only three games to play.

Only a sequence of dreadful results of seismic proportions could deny the Hoops the title with home matches against Hearts and Motherwell to come plus a visit to Tannadice to take on Dundee United, a team they have beaten 3-0 twice in the league and Cup at the same venue.

WAIT FOR IT…Tom Rogic waits to pounce as Allan McGregor pushes away a low shot from Reo Hatate.

BY THE LEFT…Tom Rogic clips in the equaliser in Celtic’s 2-1 win at Ibrox earlier this month.

Willie Collum took charge of the last league head to head between the sides at Ibrox earlier this month when the visitors came back from the loss of a third-minute goal to Aaron Ramsey to emerge victorious with strikes from Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Bobby Madden was the match offical for the Scottish Cup semi-final when Postecoglou’s outfit surrendered a lead after Greg Taylor had scored with the unfortunate Carl Starfelt deflecting in the extra-time winner past the helpless Joe Hart.

The whistler was heavily criticised by several pundits and ex-players following a series of bewildering decisions.

Kevin Clancy was the man in the middle when Celtic lost 1-0 at Ibrox in August.

Beaton will be assisted by Frank Connor and Graeme Stewart, with Don Roberston taking on the role as fourth official.

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