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REF MADDEN MYSTERY

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BOBBY MADDEN has been stood down as referee for Celtic’s visit to Dingwall for this evening’s Premiership match against Ross County.

David Munro, who was due to be fourth official, will take over for the encounter between Neil Lennon’s men and John Hughes’ relegation-threatened Highlanders, according to a report in the Daily Record.

Mystery surrounds the Madden decision with reasons for the non-appearance yet to be confirmed by the SFA

Munro’s place on the touchline will be taken by Billy Baxter with Alan Mulvanny and John McCrossan running the respective touchlines as the referee’s assistants.

Madden was in charge of the Parkhead side’s first game of 2021 when they lost 1-0 at Ibrox. Nir Bitton was sent off around the hour mark and shortly afterwards Callum McGregor deflected in the winning goal from a right-wing corner-kick.

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