Referees confirmed for Hearts' trip to Rangers and Hibs v Kilmarnock

Match officials announced for Capital clubs' weekend matches

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:45 am
Don Robertson will handle Hearts' trip to Ibrox

Don Robertson will take charge of Hearts' trip to Ibrox to face Rangers on Sunday, the Scottish FA has confirmed.

The 32-year-old whistler was the man in the middle for the Jambos' 3-2 loss at Aberdeen at the start of the season - a match in which he dished out ten cards.

Robertson booked Tynecastle trio Craig Halkett, Uche Ikpeazu and Sean Clare in just eight minutes, later booking Jake Mulraney and sending off Aaron Hickey for two bookable offences.

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Shay Logan, Lewis Ferguson, Funso Ojo and Ryan Hedges were all cautioned for the home side.

Robertson has taken charge of 16 Hearts matches so far in his career, with the Jambos winning just four of those games, but this is his first meeting between the Tynecastle side and the Light Blues.

He is assisted by Frank Connor and David Doig, with Andrew Dallas tasked with fourth-official duties.

Clancy takes charge of Hibs-Killie - again

Kevin Clancy takes charge of his second Hibs-Killie clash of the season, after handling the 2-0 defeat in Ayrshire earlier this term.

During the 2017/18 season, Clancy took charge of a match involving Hibs and Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. He sent Neil Lennon to the stand, prompting the then Easter Road head coach to brand the official "amateur", adding: "I’ll probably get in trouble, but you should be able to send referees off for their decisions and their performances, instead of sending off managers, who are trying to do their jobs."

Lennon had screamed in Clancy's face and sarcastically applauded the 36-year-old after he awarded a controversial penalty to Kilmarnock. The Hibees had been two goals up thanks to early strikes from Florian Kamberi and Ryan Porteous, but Killie winger Jordan Jones pulled one back before Porteous was penalised for a handball in the box.

Goalkeeper Ofir Marciano saved Kris Boyd's penalty but the striker stuck the rebound away to level things up.

Clancy will be assisted by Jordan Stokoe and Ralph Gordon. The fourth official is Duncan Williams.