The referee for this month's Viaplay Cup final between Rangers and Aberdeen has been announced.

It has been confirmed that Don Robertson will be the man in the middle for next week's showpiece fixture at Hampden.

Rangers will meet the Dons at the national stadium on Sunday, December 17. The match will kick off at 3pm.

It promises to be a tasty encounter, and Robertson has been entrusted by the Scottish FA to take charge of the tie.

He will be joined by linesman Daniel McFarlane and Ross Macleod, with David Munro appointed as the fourth official.

Andrew Dallas is the VAR, alongside assistant Andrew McWilliam.

Philippe Clement and Barry Robson will both be looking to lift silverware for the first time as a manager in Scotland.

Rangers haven't tasted success in the League Cup since 2011, while Aberdeen last won the tournament in 2014 under a fresh-faced Derek McInnes.

Meanwhile, Abdallah Sima could well be Clement's answer to Rangers' striking problems.

That's according to former Ibrox player Neil McCann. 

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The pundit believes the on-loan Brighton forward, who has 12 goals so far this season for Rangers, could be the perfect long-term solution. 

However, the 49-year-old did admit he's unsure whether an outlay of around £7m would be viable at this time for his old club.

Sima scored a brace at the weekend in Sunday's win over St Mirren. He followed that up by meeting the only goal in a hard-fought 1-0 win at Tynecastle last night.

Of all of Michael Beale's summer signings, Sima along with Jack Butland has passed the test in the eyes of the fans, with Danilo, Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers less than convincing so far. 

McCann reckons Sima could be the answer through the middle for Rangers, rather than playing off the left.