Referees named for Celtic v Rangers and Hearts v Hibs Scottish Cup semi-finals

Glasgow and Edinburgh derbies are on the agenda in less than 10 days’ time, and the referee appointments for both Scottish Cup semi-finals have now been revealed by the Scottish Football Association.

Top level officials Bobby Madden and John Beaton have each been handed a Hampden appearance next weekend.

Beaton will take charge of the Hearts v Hibs clash on Saturday (April 16) having already met each side three times each during the course of the Scottish Premiership season.

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He was also the man in the middle for this season’s Premier Sports Cup final.

The Old Firm duties have been handed to Bobby Madden – his second of the season. He was in charge for Celtic’s 3-0 win over their fierce rivals in February and will be again when they meet at the competition’s penultimate stage on Sunday(April 17).

Madden has been involved in five Celtic games this season, and taken charge of Rangers three times in addition to the Parkhead encounter between the pair.

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