STEVEN Gerrard has warned his Rangers players that match official Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez may punish challenges in their Europa League match against Braga tonight they could get away with in Scotland due to the use of VAR.

“I’m interested to experience it for the first time,” he said. “I think our players have to be extremely disciplined and ready. You are not going to be able to get away with something you could get away with domestically. We knew there are cameras all over the pitch.

“There are also certain situations that might feel a bit different – if the referee plays on through a second phase, waits until the ball is dead and goes back to a decision. We’ve obviously been read the script and the rules by the referees a couple of weeks ago. We have relayed it to the players so everyone is clear.

“But there is no doubt it will be an experience for all of us and I’m really looking forward to it. The key thing is that some of the decisions that have gone against us of late won’t go against us in this situation – unless, of course, we are the ones guilty of committing them.”