The referee has been confirmed for Rangers’ top-of-the-table Premiership clash against Hearts at Ibrox on Saturday.

The champions and league leaders are hosting the only unbeaten side left in the top flight, in what promises to be an entertaining encounter.

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After a comeback win over Hibernian, another test beckons for Steven Gerrard. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A significant number of Rangers players have been away on international duty and Steven Gerrard has injuries to key men to contend with, but he should still be able to name a strong side.

The man in the middle for the 3pm kick-off will be Don Robertson [Scottishfa.co.uk].

The 34-year-old, who has been a FIFA referee since 2017, has already taken charge of two Rangers matches this season.

 

The first was a defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice in the league in August, while the second was a 2-0 Premier Sports Cup quarter-final win over Livingston last month.

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Don Robertson has been appointed for the top-of-the-table Premiership clash between Rangers and Hearts. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Overall in his career, he’s refereed Rangers 34 times, with the Gers winning 21, drawing eight and losing five.

He’s shown two red cards to Ibrox stars and has awarded the Glasgow side five penalties, while he’s sent off two opposition players and has never given a penalty against Rangers.

The assistant referees are Frank Connor and David McGeachie, while Euan Anderson will be the fourth official.

One Rangers star is surely unlikely to be able to start against the Jambos after touching down 5000 miles away.

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