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Mowbray wants officials to get "the big decisions right"

Celtic boss Tony Mowbray is looking for referee Dougie McDonald to get "the big decisions right" in Sunday's Old Firm game at Ibrox. Mowbray is adamant Celtic are right to feel aggrieved at some refereeing decisions, including the denial of two penalties in the 2-1 defeat at Ibrox earlier in the season.

"I am assuming the story has broken because this game is coming up," Mowbray told the club's online TV channel. "The last time we went to Ibrox we had some huge decisions that didn't go our way, to the extent we had the official come out apologising to us the next day or so for getting things wrong.

"When I have looked back in the cold light of day and analysed some of the decisions that have gone against us, it has been with total disbelief at some of them.

"I don't think anyone would ever question the integrity of the officials anywhere in world football. But in my own mind this year there have been some decisions I have found very difficult to understand when I have looked back on them.

"But there is a big game coming up and this is probably not the time to discuss referees, yet unfortunately in football you can't gauge when these things break. Hopefully on Sunday, we get a good game and the referee gets all the big decisions right."

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