A further three matches fell victim to the Scottish referees' dispute on Friday after the Polish football association pulled out of a deal to replace striking officials.

The Irn-Bru First Division contest between Morton and Falkirk was quickly postponed, followed by Scottish Cup third-round replays between Threave Rovers and Stenhousemuir, plus Annan and Brechin.

The weekend's six Scottish Premier League fixtures are still scheduled to take place along with the Scottish Cup third round replay between Beith and Airdrie United and the ALBA Challenge Cup final involving Ross County and Queen of the South.

The Scottish Football Association have secured the services of officials from Portugal, Malta, Luxembourg and Israel to cover the remaining games.

And on Friday afternoon they announced that the experienced Alain Hamer, of Luxembourg, would referee both Old Firm teams this weekend.

Hamer, who sent off Gary Caldwell during Scotland's 4-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Norway last year, will take charge of Celtic's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Inverness on Saturday.

He and his two assistants from Luxembourg will then cover Rangers' trip to Dundee United on Sunday.

Source: PA