By Sam Stone

12th May, 2022 | 10:10am

Willie Collum is Rangers Old Firm bad luck charm, set to take charge of Scottish Cup final v Hearts

Rangers’ Scottish Cup final against Hearts on May 21st is set to be officiated by regular Old Firm official Willie Collum.

It has been confirmed by the Scottish FA that the 43-year-old will be taking the reigns for the season finale at Hampden Park.

However, Rangers’ fans may not be too happy to hear of his appointment.

As first highlighted by the Scottish Sun, Collum hasn’t officiated a Rangers’ Old Firm win in his past eight fixtures against Celtic.

Collum has previously officiated the Scottish Cup final in 2013, 2015 and 2019.

Huge couple of weeks for Rangers

The Ibrox faithful will be hoping Collum’s Old Firm record doesn’t come to the fore in their clash with Hearts at Hampden Park.

Rangers will be hoping to add to their illustrious trophy cabinet with two trophies in the space of four days with their Europa League final against Frankfurt on Wednesday the 18th of May.

If the Gers can bring both trophies back to Ibrox, it will go down as one of their all-time great achievements.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst will have to weigh up his options going into a huge week for Rangers.

There is a risk of overplaying his key players in the coming days.

With the Gers already light up-front and having played a large number of games this season, van Bronkhorst will have to utilise some of his younger players in the coming league matches.

Rangers face Ross County on Wednesday [May, 11] and Hearts on Saturday [May, 14] in the Scottish Premiership, before their European and domestic finals.

In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller has made a Europa League-based prediction on Connor Goldson’s chances of remaining at the club.