Former Scottish FA referee Bobby Madden believes we are in need of a VAR "reset" in the summer, following an error-filled campaign. 

Aberdeen wrote a strongly worded letter to the governing body after Bojan Miovski was denied what appeared a late winner against Livingston last weekend. His teammate Angus MacDonald was believed to have been offside in the build-up and that's why the goal was ruled out. 

But it since emerged the Hawkeye system, designed to assist VAR officials, glitched, resulting in VAR assistant Matthew MacDermid "guessing" by denying Aberdeen an important win. 

That result in West Lothian ended the Dons' top six Scottish Premiership hopes. And Madden, who called it time on a 20-year career in refereeing last year, would like to see improvements all across the top-flight, with the technology causing more controversy than it should on a weekly basis. 

Asked if it was time we halted the use of VAR in Scotland, the retired whistler replied: "No, I don't think so. I think VAR is a challenge in every country. 

"I think what we absolutely have to do is, in the summer, have a reset and let's address the line of intervention. I think when VAR was introduced people believed we might have 100 per cent officiating, but we will never have 100 per cent officiating. 

"If you look at the contentious decisions from last weekend, I put polls on my social media and there's 60/40, 70/30, 80/20, so what is clear and obvious?

"Is it clear and obvious or is it the more accurate decision. So, I would rather really rewind and say, only get involved when its absolutely clear and obviously. See if there's any debate, support the on-field decision."

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"I think some of the (decisions) aren't at the level I would expect," he continued on BBC Sportsound.

"That's what I would say. But is that down to poor training facilities for VAR, they are expecting VAR to then support them, is there a lack of confidence? is there a lack of leadership? or lack of clarity in terms of decision making?

"I think there's a lot of things to consider there. I would expect probably more decisions to be called correctly on the field of play."

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Probed on how the officials dealt with proceedinsg during the Livingston vs Aberdeen game. He stated: "I think it was a very difficult situation for the VAR to be placed in. I fully understand Aberdeen's statement, it mentions that they've been quiet in previous instances when I think they've had concerns and they've raised them internally with the SFA. 

"But for them, I think it was probably just the final straw. And what I would say is, in the end the decision is correct. However, how we arrive at that is what is important. 

"So, if the VAR system breaks in its entirety, you fully rely on the match official on the field of plays decision. In this instance, I believe only one camera failed, and the one camera failed because the operator decided to go for a zoom shot on the goalkeeper. 

"With the system that everyone has signed up to with six cameras, which is in line with all European leagues outside the top five, so as soon as you allowing the broadcast cameras to dictate pictures, there was an incident earlier in the season between Motherwell and Celtic where the exact same thing happened. 

"The best camera for that, the cameraman decided to look at something else when an image was presented from a camera 60 yards away. We all remember the lack of credibility that showed. 

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"I think with this decision the VAR has been placed in a very difficult position because he doesn't want to present an image from the 18-yard camera at the other end of the pitch. 

"I wouldn't like to think he guessed. I strongly believe looking at that still, that it's offside. I think the cameras ahead, the player looks ahead and I believe he's offside. But there's a bit of dubiety in that."