By Paul Robinson

8th Oct, 2021 | 9:30am

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Celtic and other SPFL clubs must follow Rangers in supporting the introduction of Video Assistant Refereeing to Scottish football, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Premier League goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the Scottish Premiership is in risk of “falling behind the times” if VAR is not brought in.

As reported by the BBC, the SFA and SPFL will hold a conference tomorrow to discuss the potential introduction of technology to help referees.

Talks will be held in regards to bringing VAR into all top-tier games and the latter rounds of the domestic cups.

In a club statement in December 2019. Rangers outlined their support for the introduction of VAR in Scotland.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his stance on the matter, Robinson said:

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“The SFA and SPFL can learn a lot from the Premier League in how not to do it. I did not like how it was initially implemented in England but it has improved. Gradually it is getting better.

“The stubbornness of English football to implement it differently to the rest of Europe was the problem.

“It is a big part of the game now. I think it should be brought into the Scottish game.

“But, as I say, a lot can be learnt on how not to do it from the Premier League.

“If the SFA and SPFL do not bring it in the Scottish game is going to be left behind. It is going to be a part of football, whether we like it or not. All of the top leagues across the world use it.”

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