Former referee Dermot Gallagher has admitted he was surprised Rangers were denied a penalty in their match against Hearts.

Cyriel Dessers had a strong shout for a penalty after he had his shirt pulled by defender Frankie Kent yet there was no VAR interjection.

The appeals were was waved away by referee Don Robertson and David Dickinson deemed there to be no clear and obvious error with the decision.

Gallagher, speaking on Sky Sports' Ref Watch, said: “I thought it was a foul and I was surprised this wasn’t referred [for a pitchside review].

“What you would say about the Scottish VAR, handballs they have been very, very strong on and anything like this with shirt pulling.

“It is not so much he pulls his shirt, but how far he pulls it.”

The match finished 3-3 with a last-minute Kyosuke Tagawa strike denying Rangers a final day victory.

Ross McCausland, Todd Cantwell and Fabio Silva were on the scoresheet for Philippe Clement's side.

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Philippe Clement said of the decision: "I didn't see the images back. From where I was standing there was a clear pull. You guys saw it, do you have an explanation why that's not a penalty?

"That is disappointing that everyone has the same idea of that and we see it from 50 metres but it was not seen on the replay. That's not my job and still, I am a fan of VAR. If that is the case clearly the decision-making should be better.

"That is a detail in this game, I expect on Saturday it will be very correct."