SWINDON Town could play the club's first ever match with the Video Assistant Referee system in use should the Robins make it to the League Two play-off final later this month.

Ben Garner's men hold a one-goal advantage at the half-way stage of the play-off semi-final with Port Vale following Sunday's 2-1 success at the County Ground, and a draw would see the Wiltshire club reach Wembley for the first time since 2015.

The English Football League announced on Monday that VAR will be used at all three upcoming play-off finals at Wembley Stadium.

With VAR having already been confirmed for the Championship final on Sunday, May 29, it will now also be used at this Saturday’s League One final between Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers, as well as the League Two final on Saturday, May 28.

The Championship final will be between Huddersfield Town or Luton Town and Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United, with the second leg of their semi-finals to be played on Monday and Tuesday evening.

In League Two, Northampton Town host Mansfield Town in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday night, with Port Vale against Swindon on Thursday night at Vale Park.

Despite the system being used in top-flight matches since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, this season's play-off finals will be the first time it has been in operation in a match involving two EFL clubs.

Previously, VAR had been available in the FA Cup at Premier League grounds with cameras already set up. For example, in the FA Cup third round, Town's home game with Manchester City did not see VAR in use while Shrewsbury Town's trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool did.

The EFL confirmed VAR will not be in use for any of its play-off semi-final matches this season.