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MADDEN IN CHARGE AT HAMPDEN

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BOBBY MADDEN will take charge of Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Sevco Rangers at Hampden a week on Sunday.

It’s the third time the match official has been in the middle of a Glasgow derby and he also refereed last year’s Scottish Cup Final as the Hoops beat Aberdeen to complete the silverware clean sweep.

The SFA confirmed Madden’s appointment today with Kevin Clancy in control of the Motherwell v Aberdeen semi-final 24 hours earlier.

Madden has refereed 33 games so far this season – dishing out 112 bookings and five red cards.

The experienced ref sparked controversy among the Hoops supporters last season when he refused a penalty following a crude challenge by Clint Hill on Leigh Griffiths in the 1-1 draw with Graeme Murty’s men at Parkhead.

Madden will be assisted by David McGeachie and Graeme Stewart at Hampden.

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