Referee confirmed for Rangers vs St Mirren, Gers have concerning record when he officiates
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Referee confirmed for Rangers vs St Mirren, Gers have concerning record when he officiates

The referee has been confirmed for Rangers’ Premiership clash with St Mirren on Sunday afternoon and the Gers have a concerning record when he officiates their matches.

Steven Gerrard’s side slipped up last time out at home to Hearts but remain top of the table, while Jim Goodwin’s Saints are seven points back in seventh after defeating Ross County 3-2 last weekend.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side are top of the league table but the manager knows they must soon find more consistency. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The man in charge for the early kick-off in Paisley will be Steven McLean [Scottishfa.co.uk].

The 40-year-old has been a FIFA referee for over a decade and has refereed Rangers matches on 34 previous occasions.

Bears will hope this isn’t a bad omen, but the Gers have often struggled in games he has officiated.

They’ve won just 19 of the 34, drawing five and losing ten [Transfermarkt].

That means around 44% of the Rangers fixtures McLean has taken charge of have ended in something other than a win for the Light Blues.

Steven McLean has been appointed referee for Rangers vs St Mirren in Paisley. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Within those matches, he’s sent off four Rangers players and just three opposition players.

It’s even on penalties awarded, though, with the Gers and their opponents receiving five spot-kicks each.

In other news, a Rangers starlet has joined a fellow Scottish club on an emergency short-term loan deal after an ex-Ger called in a favour.