Don Robertson will referee the match between Rangers and Livingston at Ibrox on Wednesday evening [ScottishFA}.
Rangers drew their last match 1-1 against Aberdeen, in which Kevin Clancy’s refereeing display was heavily criticised after a series of errors as Aberdeen equalised with a penalty and Ryan Kent was shown a controversial second yellow card after Scott Brown got up to his usual antics.
Ahead of this week’s midweek fixtures, it was revealed that Clancy would not be officiating a top-flight game during this game week. Various comments on social media suggested that he had been axed, but the refereeing schedule was already organised prior to his performance in Aberdeen.
Robertson will take charge of Rangers vs Livingston
Rangers need to get back to winning ways in the league as our lead at the top of the table was cut to four points following the midweek stalemate.
Robertson has taken charge of 35 Rangers matches over the course of the previous eight years, stretching back to when the Ibrox side was playing in League One.
The Gers have won 21 out of those 35 matches, drew nine, and lost five. He has awarded the side five penalties whilst not giving any of our opponents a spot-kick during any of these 35 matches [transfermarkt].
The 35-year-olds last appearance at Ibrox was for the sides 1-1 draw against Hearts, in which an Allan McGregor mistake gifted the Edinburgh side a point.
Robertson will be assisted by Frank Connor and Jonathan Bell with Colin Steven the fourth official on the night.
This will be Rangers’ first league match at Ibrox since the winter break and the onus is on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men to grab all three points.