SFA confirm referee appointment for Celtic vs Hibernian

The SFA have confirmed the referee set to officiate the upcoming Premiership game between Celtic and Hibernian at Easter Road.

The upcoming game between Celtic and Hibernian is set to be a very important one in the Premiership title race. The Hoops have not made the strongest start to the season and will be looking to play themselves into form after managing just two wins from their last seven games. The 4-1 win over Motherwell was a good start and hopefully they will be able to build on it this Saturday at Easter Road.

As things stand, they sit 9 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership having played two games less. A win at Easter Road will put some pressure on Steven Gerrard’s men though, who play Aberdeen at Ibrox on Saturday.

Thus, it goes without saying how much of an impact the result on Saturday could have on Celtic’s fortunes. And the SFA have appointed Bobby Madden to be the man with the cards in his pockets.

Of course, Madden’s name is sure to remind the fans of that nightmare game against St Mirren back in 2013 when he wrongly red carded Victor Wanyama before giving a penalty against the Hoops even though there had been no contact. The referee himself has since then declared that game as his worst performance. Let’s just there is not a repeat anytime soon.

Celtic have worries of their own though, the biggest of which will be playing themselves back into form and string together a series of wins so that they can catch up with their Glasgow rivals at the top of the table.

Of course, for that to happen, the game against Hibernian is very important. The upcoming Scottish final means that when the next Glasgow Derby is played, the Hoops will have played 3 games less than Steven Gerrard’s side. Thus, it is clear why they cannot afford to drop any more points.