Rangers fans have been left scratching their heads after referee Kevin Clancy was appointed as the official at Celtic Park for the third time in four games there.

The referee has been at the centre of a number of controversial decisions recently – including his abject performance in December’s Old Firm clash – but has been a near-regular choice of whistler for Celtic home games of late.

referee Kevin Clancy during the UEFA Europa League second round qualifying match between Vitesse Arnhem and FC Viitorul Constanta at the Gelredome on August 02, 2018 in Arnhem, The Netherlands

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As well as the Old Firm game on December 29th, Clancy was the man in the middle when Celtic hosted Ross County, awarding the hosts a penalty with the scoreline still at 0-0 in that game too.

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The clash between Celtic and Kilmarnock will be his fifth game at Celtic Park this season while he has yet to referee a game at Ibrox this season – although he has been the referee on three occasions when Rangers have been on their travels.

Willie Collum, who will be in charge as Rangers face St. Johnstone on Sunday, refereed the other game at Celtic Park recently as the league leaders beat Hearts.

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Keaghan Jacobs (C) of Livingston FC receives a yellow from Referee Kevin Clancy (L) on Tom Rogic (R) of Celtic FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena on November 11, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland. Rangers

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Rangers fans were unsurprisingly baffled by Clancy’s remarkable frequency as the referee in games at Celtic Park over the last few months – with one saying he’s there more often than Celtic’s majority shareholder, Dermot Desmond.

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