3 referee appointments confirmed for upcoming Celtic matches as Lennon speaks out against SFA

By John McGinley

February 12, 2021

Three referee appointments have been confirmed for upcoming Celtic matches against St Johnstone, Aberdeen and Ross County.

Celtic’s next match is away at McDiarmid Park on Sunday. Neil Lennon’s team will be hoping to make it four wins from four in the Scottish Premiership.

Steven McLean will be in charge of officiating that one, backed by Dougie Potter and Sean Carr as assistants. Steven Kirkland will be the fourth official.

Next up for the Bhoys will be a mid-week home match against Aberdeen.

Alan Muir has been appointed as the referee for the 6 pm kick-off, assisted by Alan Mulvanny and Andy Milne. Peter Stuart will be the man in between the dugouts as the fourth official.

Next Sunday night, Celtic then face a frosty trip to the Highlands to play Ross County in Dingwall. That one is in an unusual 7:30 pm Sunday night TV slot.

Bobby Madden has been tasked with overseeing the Premiership clash. David Roome and Alan Mulvanny will be on the line, with David Munro installed as fourth official.

Neil Lennon calls for SFA consistency

The appointments come as Neil Lennon continues to speak out against the Scottish FA and some of the decisions that have gone against Celtic this season.

As quoted by The Daily Record, the Bhoys boss said: “I think we are really high profile, the two clubs, and our lot seem to get scrutinised a lot more than other teams.

“It is the trial by TV. In the main maybe they get the majority of decisions right and I think they got Ajeti’s right (in the end).

“I’m not going to comment on the Roofe one because it’s not my place, but in the main I think they get them right. People will say that we get away with a lot, others will say we get punished a lot.

“I think the point Rangers are trying to make is that it has to be consistent for all the clubs and not just the big two.”

Bobby Madden is one of the announced referee appointments for upcoming Celtic games / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Referees and the retrospective panel have been under the media spotlight over the last couple of weeks.

All we can hope for is that this trio of refereeing teams get the big calls right on the pitch over the next ten days.

In other news, there’s been an injury update on Celtic defender Stephen Welsh.