Dermot Gallagher has heaped praise on Willie Collum for getting the major decisions spot on during Saturday's Celtic vs Rangers game.

John Lundstram was shown a red card by the on-field official following a VAR check, and the hosts were awarded a penalty after a foul on Matt O'Riley inside the box.

Those were the only standout moments as far as scrutiny on the referee and VAR officials went in the 2-1 victory for Brendan Rodgers' side.

And Gallagher - a former Premier League referee - believes Collum got both right, especially after VAR advised he reviewed the penalty incident before he stuck by his original call.

He told Sky Sports' Ref Watch: "We want VAR to intervene when there's a clear mistake. You look at the images and the speed Lundstram comes at. Look at the distance he's travelled.

"The ball has gone and he catches him on the ankle with his studs. I think that's a red card. It's hard to accept a yellow card when you've got VAR available to overturn it."

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Onto the penalty decision, he added: "He thinks he clips his right foot, doesn't he. It doesn't leap out as the most blatant penalty but the VAR gives him the chance to have a look.

"I think it's right he was sent to the monitor as it gives him the chance to have a look and he can always stick by his original decision."

Philippe Clement had no issues over the red card call by Collum, instead choosing to focus on a poor opening 20 minutes from his team.

The remaining Rangers fixtures see Dundee come to town tomorrow evening, before a final day trip to Tynecastle on Saturday Lunchtime.

Celtic's fixtures are Kilmarnock away and St Mirren at home, with only one more point needed to secure a third successive Premiership title.

The teams will then meet a week later on Saturday, May 25 for the Scottish Cup final 2024.