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Celtic: Gabby Agbonlahor reacts to VAR development

Celtic: Gabby Agbonlahor reacts to VAR development -Celtic

Pundit Gabby Agbonlahor believes the introduction of VAR could be key in Celtic and Rangers’ battle for the Scottish Premiership title in the future, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: VAR talks

Former referee Howard Webb addressed all 12 top-flight sides last Friday over the possibility of VAR being brought to Scotland.

He revealed to Sky Sports that Scottish Premiership clubs have initially backed plans for the use of technology following a meeting by the Scottish FA and SPFL.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster now hopes that VAR will be “introduced as soon as is practicably possible”, with clubs set to vote on the changes once plans are officially drawn up.

VAR in Scotland?

Yes, about time!

Yes, about time!

No, don't want it!

No, don't want it!

The Latest: Agbonlahor reacts

Agbonlahor, who features as a pundit for Sky Sports, was asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on VAR being introduced in Scotland.

He believes it would be a good move and one that could decide a title down the line.

“I think it is.

“Scotland were given a goal [against Isreal] that was rightly given after Lyndon Dykes with his foot that wasn’t high.

“That might be something, in the Scottish Premiership, this decides the title.

“The Scottish Premiership deserves the respect to have VAR. I’m all for it.

“I’m sure all the managers are in favour too because nine times out of 10 VAR is going to make the right decision.”

The Verdict: The right time…

VAR was first brought in back in 2018, and after getting to grips with the system, now feels like the right time for Scotland to use the technology.

Up to 152 stadiums in all of UEFA’s 55 member associations throughout Europe have VAR available as of September, so Scotland could be at risk of being left behind if they don’t give it the green light soon.

As Agbonlahor mentions, the Scottish Premiership title could be decided by the smallest of margins in the future, so having the use of VAR could prove extremely helpful.

In other news: Defender ‘like Rio Ferdinand’ now reveals he wished he’d joined Celtic. 

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