Willie Collum will be the man in the middle for Celtic and Rangers‘ traditional New Year barnstormer at Parkhead.

The January second encounter looks all set to be a thrilling encounter with both teams performing well in the league.

The Ibrox men have been much improved of late under new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst and lead their bitter rivals by four points in the title race.

But Celtic under Ange Postecoglou are also looking more than decent, winning nine out of their last 10.

David McGeachie and Daniel McFarlane will assist with Nick Walsh as fourth official in what looks all set to be one of the defining matches of the season.

Rangers won the first match-up of the season in a close game at Ibrox when Filip Helander’s goal was enough to separate the sides.

While the Ibrox men performed well tactically throughout, Celtic also had a late spell when they created three solid chances.

Following the match, two games between the city rivals will remain as the race for the championship begins to hot up.