SAINTS have competed in 48 Championship matches this season without the additional headache of VAR.

However, the EFL have confirmed news regarding playoff finals for the Championship, League One and League Two.

With all three hosted at The FA's Wembley Stadium, VAR WILL be in place and operational for each playoff final this month.

It was used in Saturday's League One contest between Oxford United and Bolton Wanderers, which was won 2-0 by the former. 

The decision means VAR was not used in 552 Championship matches but will be used when Saints take on Leeds United.

The clash between third and fourth place in the regular season for a place in the Premier League takes place on Sunday, May 26.

The EFL have confirmed the fixture will kick-off at 3pm, after Leeds beat Norwich City 4-0 and Saints dispatched West Brom 3-1.

Referees in the Championship – arguably the biggest league in the world not using VAR – got over 85 per cent of key decisions correct this season according to an independent panel.

The Premier League has pointed out that this season 96 per cent of key match decisions were correct with the use of VAR.

The Premier League is set to vote on retaining or scrapping VAR after Wolves filed a motion calling for input from the division's members.

The EFL will announce referee and VAR appointments in due course, as well as confirmation of what kits the two sides will wear.