We’ve got Steven McLean, Nick Walsh and Andrew Dallas over next week

The Scottish FA have announced the match officials for the Scottish Premiership matches this weekend and next midweek and the men with the whistles are two of our least favourite referees and Andrew Dallas is in there too carrying out his cushy VAR gig. Nice work if you can get it.

Steven McLean during the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park against Hibs on Saturday March 18, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

Celtic’s match at Pittodrie on Saturday lunchtime against a managerless Aberdeen side will be refereed by Steven McLean who will be assisted by Graeme Stewart and Sean Carr. The fourth official is Alastair Grieve while leading up the VAR operation is Steven Kirkland who will be assisted by David Roome.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 22nd October 2022. Referee Nick Walsh signals a penalty to Hearts after consulting var during the cinch Premiership match at Tynecastle. Photo Neil Hanna / Sportimage 

Then next Wednesday night the Hoops are in Edinburgh to take on Hibs at Easter Road, and this time it’s Nick Walsh with the whistle and he will be assisted by Dougie Potter and Ross Macleod. The fourth official will be Euan Anderson and VAR duties will e carried out by Andrew Dallas (!) and he will be assisted by Andrew McWilliam.

Andrew Dallas

Over these next two vital away matches in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic will be well backed by a decent sized travelling support. At Pittodrie on Saturday lunchtime there will be 1668 Celtic supporters cheering on the team the next Wednesday night at Easter Road Celtic will have the backing of 3624 supporters in the away stand.

Each and every one of us has an obligation to roar on the team to six points!


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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. Andrew Dallas is known to be a bigotted, corrupt, anti-Celtic official exactly like his bigotted, corrupt, anti-Celtic father.
    Why he, or his corrupt father are allowed anywhere near anything to do with officialdom in Scottish football is an absolute disgrace, but typical of Scotland’s direction.