Rangers set to cast formal vote on major issue in February - report
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Rangers set to cast formal vote on major issue in February - report

Rangers and all eleven other Premiership clubs will get the chance to cast a formal vote on the potential introduction of VAR to Scottish football before the end of February, according to a Daily Mail report.

Earlier this month, representatives from each top-flight club attended a Hampden Park meeting co-hosted by the SFA and the SPFL to gauge the mood on the topic.

Rangers representatives were at Hampden earlier this month for a meeting on VAR. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The SFA had already backed the introduction of VAR and after former Premier League referee Howard Webb gave a detailed presentation on how it would work in Scotland, SPFL chief Neil Doncaster reported that the response from clubs was ‘overwhelmingly positive’ [Scottishfa.co.uk].

Doncaster went on to suggest that as a result, a plan would be put in place to bring in VAR ‘as soon as is practically possible’.

On Friday morning, the Daily Mail reported that a formal vote would be held before the end of February and if the resolution is backed, VAR would be introduced after the Qatar World Cup.

The plan is to use VAR in every Premiership fixture and the latter rounds of domestic cup competitions.

There have been plenty of refereeing talking points in the top flight in recent days and, in theory, there should be less controversy and conspiracy theories when it’s finally in place.

Rangers will reportedly get a chance to vote in February. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Rangers have been calling for additional support for referees for a long time and there’s little doubt that they’ll be voting in favour when the opportunity to do so arises early next year.

The only negative from this update is that the benefits of VAR still look to be at least a year away.

Rangers will be involved in plenty of high profile fixtures between now and then and fans will be hoping that no clear errors are made by officials that hurt their chances of winning silverware.

The referee has been confirmed for Rangers vs Motherwell on Sunday and the Gers have a fantastic record when the 30-year-old takes charge of their matches.

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