GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST is confident the introduction of VAR in Scottish football will help referees improve their percentages when it comes to decision making.

But the Rangers boss insists top flight whistlers should also spend time reviewing their performances in an attempt to raise their levels this term.

Kevin Clancy came in for fierce criticism from both sets of supporters on Tuesday night as Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

The referee chose not to award a penalty when Allan McGregor collided with Ryan Hedges on the edge of the area.

And he would then fail to notice that the ball had moved on the penalty spot before Lewis Ferguson converted from 12 yards.

In the closing stages, Clancy rounded off an erratic performance as Ryan Kent was sent off for two soft yellow cards as Rangers finished the game with ten men and dropped crucial points in the title race.

Van Bronckhorst said: “I think it’s a normal way. It’s the same for me as a coach and my players and I think it’s the same for refs.

“VAR will help them a lot, as we’ve seen in other leagues, to take the right decisions, especially in vital moments of the game. That will help them.

“For a referee, they also have to review their own games. To review the games and maybe see things that could have been done better or mistakes that were made.

“We all make mistakes. But you have that process to become a better referee. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

“That’s why I’m also reviewing how my team played, I review decisions I make.

“In the end, you have to learn from your mistakes and make sure you become a better coach, manager or player, but also a better referee. I don’t see anything negative about that, only positives.”