UEFA have taken the unusual step of placing a British referee in charge of Rangers' Europa League fixture against Lincoln Red Imps.

Welsh whistler Iwan Arwel Griffith will be the man in the middle for the clash in Gibraltar as Steven Gerrard's charges attempt to seal their place in the third qualifying round.

While all nations within the United Kingdom are autonomous entities in the eyes of UEFA and FIFA, it is rare for an official from one home nation to oversee a European tie involving another.

However, with UEFA factoring a host of coronavirus-related travelling restrictions into their appointments, they have made an exception on this occasion. 

Griffith will be assisted by compatriots Daniel Beckett and Johnathon Bryant. Robert Ian Jenkins will serve as fourth official. 

Motherwell, meanwhile, have been handed a reunion with Finnish referee Antti Munukka for their trip to face Coleraine. 

Munukka was the man in charge when Levante claimed a 2-0 victory against the Steelmen in the playoff round of the Europa League in 2012, flashing a red card to Shaun Hutchinson on a night to forget at Fir Park. 

And Slovakian referee Filip Glova will oversee Aberdeen’s tie at Viking.