Celtic have expressed their disappointment after receiving the news manager Brendan Rodgers will serve a two match ban following a Scottish FA hearing today.

One match is immediate, which means he will miss Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Livingston. While another game is suspended until the end of the season - meaning the Northern Irishman, who was fighting his case on the back of scathing comments around the performance of referee Don Robertson and John Beaton on VAR after the Hoops’ defeat to Hearts earlier this month, will be able to take the reins for the crunch Old Firm meeting next weekend.

The current champions acknowledged the outcome while doubling down on their demands to have higher refereeing standards across the Scottish game. 

READ MORE: Huge Celtic injury boost with 'imminent' return of star

A Celtic Football Club statement said: “Clearly, we are disappointed with the outcome of today’s hearing, although we will accept the panel’s decision.

“The Manager appeared at the hearing today, and his defence was presented robustly and thoroughly.

“Like many other clubs, we will continue to press for the highest standards in relation to the VAR process in Scottish football.”