WILLIE COLLUM will be the man in charge of Celtic’s scheduled clash with Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side at Parkhead a week on Sunday.
The last time the FIFA-rated referee was in the middle of a Glasgow derby was at Hampden in December 2019 when Christopher Jullien scored the only goal of a tense Betfred League Cup Final.
Collum red-carded Jeremie Frimpong only moments after the Frenchman’s strike after an incident with Alfredo Morelos that brought a penalty-kick for the Govan outfit. Fraser Forster dived to his right to brilliantly save the Colombian’s effort.
SEEING RED…Willie Collum dismisses Jeremie Frimpong in the Betfred League Cup Final. Ryan Jack looks happy – for a moment.
SEEING RED…Scott Brown is banished in the 2-2 draw in Livingston in January.
The whistler also officiated in the Hoops’ 3-2 victory at Ibrox in March 2018 when he sent off Jozo Simunovic for another flashpoint involving Morelos.
He has refereed Celtic on five occasions this season – wins over Hamilton Accies, Dundee United and Aberdeen and draws with the Dons and Livingston.
Collum dismissed skipper Scott Brown, who had just come on as a substitute, in the 2-2 draw against David Martindale’s men in West Lothian in January.