John Beaton has been named as the referee for this Sunday's match between Rangers and Celtic.

The Scottish FA official will be assisted by Daniel McFarlane and Dougie Potter who will run the line at Ibrox.

William Collum has been chosen as the fourth official for the powderkeg title clash.

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And Nick Walsh will take on VAR duties with Frank Connor his assistant in the booth.

The referee appointment was confirmed on the Scottish FA website on Tuesday morning.

This will be Beaton's first time in charge of the fixture this season with Don Robertson the referee for the meeting on September 3 last year and Nick Walsh in the middle for the contest on December 30.

Both matches saw refereeing controversy with Rangers officials left furious over VAR protocol not being followed in the last match against Celtic.

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In the 2-1 win for Celtic, Rangers chiefs had been left angry over the decision not to award a penalty after the ball appeared to strike Alistair Johnston's hand in the box. A later replay showed an offside in the build-up meaning a penalty would never have been given.

And in the first meeting between Celtic and Rangers this season - a 1-0 win for the visitors due to a Kyogo Furuhashi strike at Ibrox - a Rangers strike was ruled out for a foul on Gustaf Lagerbielke by Cyriel Dessers.

While Beaton hasn't refereed a match between the clubs this season, he was recently in the headlines after Brendan Rodgers was served a ban for his comments on match official "incompetence" after Celtic's defeat to Hearts in which the whistler was on VAR duty.