KEVIN CLANCY will be the man in charge when Celtic take on their Ibrox opponents at Parkhead on Saturday.

The match official will be assisted by Nick Walsh who will be operating the VAR multi-screens across the city.

It will be Clancy’s first Glasgow derby of the campaign, a match in which the champions know a win will push them 12 points clear at the Premiership summit with only seven games to go.

VAR AND PEACE…Nick Walsh, who will be in charge of technology on Saturday, separates Alistair Johnston and Borna Barisic in Celtic’s 2-1 League Cup triumph at Hampden in February. 

Walsh was the man with the whistle at the same venue in September when the hosts won 4-0 with a double from Liel Abada and singles from Filipe Jota, with a spectacular solo run and chip over the keeper, and David Turnbull, with an opportunist effort following a mishit clearance by netminder Jon McLaughlin.

John Beaton officiated in the 2-2 draw at Ibrox on January 2 where the visitors were denied a stick-on penalty-kick after Connor Goldson batted away a Cark Starfelt shot with both hands. The Hoops marksmen were Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi.

And Walsh was in the middle in February when the holders beat Michael Beale’s side 2-1 with a couple of strikes from Kyogo to lift the League Cup at Hampden.

David McGeachie and Ross Macleod will be Clancy’s assistants while Walsh will be helped by Daniel McFarlane.

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