SCOTLAND will hope the appointment of Polish referee Daniel Stefanski continues to be a good omen in Israel tomorrow night.

The 41-year-old was the man in the middle earlier this season as Rangers defeated Russian outfit Ufa in the Europa League play-off round, with a Connor Goldson effort enough to secure a 1-0 win on an electric night at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard’s men went on to finish the job with nine men in the second leg to book their place in the group phase.

Stefanski also played a part in one of Aberdeen’s finest Europa League results of recent years.

He awarded the Dons a first-half penalty against Groningen at the Noordlease Stadion in 2014 – converted by Niall McGinn – as the Scots claimed a laudable 2-1 aggregate triumph in the Europa League second qualifying round.

Stefanski will be assisted by compatriots Marcin Boniek and Dawid Igor Golis, with Bartosz Frankowski and Zbigniew Dobrynin serving as additional assistant referees. Krzysztof Myrmus will be the fourth official.