Jim Goodwin last night claimed that Celtic centre half Shane Duffy had handled a St Mirren cross in his penalty box in the first-half - and called for VAR to be introduced to Scottish football.

The Paisley club lost the rescheduled Premiership match at the Simple Digital Arena 2-1 last night after Duffy cancelled out Lee Erwin's opener and James Forrest netted a header.

But Goodwin was unhappy that math referee John Beaton didn't award his side a spot kick before half-time after an incident involving the Republic of Ireland centre half.  

“People will be sick and tired of my whining voice, but unfortunately I am disappointed that we didn’t get a penalty in the first-half,” he said.  

“I am not for one minute suggesting that Shane Duffy deliberately handled the ball, but he definitely did hand ball it.

“He lost the flight of the ball, it hit his left arm and in doing so he stopped the ball going through to Richard Tait who would have had an opportunity to put the ball in the back of the net. It would have been a good chance.

“We’re not getting the rub of the green at the moment. That is another one that has gone against us. Maybe the conversation we should be having is ‘where are we going to find the money to get VAR.”

Goodwin added: "The players did everything I asked of them, that shape, that discipline, and just to be compact, and hard to beat.

"To get our noses in front was fantastic and no easy feat against that Celtic defence. I thought it was really well worked. I would have liked to have held on to it longer. I was disappointed with the two goals we lost."