JONATHAN Woodgate insists the decision whether or not to include video assistant referees for the Championship play-offs "doesn't really bother me".

Cherries are set to face Brentford in the semi-finals, with the first leg at Vitality Stadium on Monday evening.

VAR has not been in operation throughout the second tier this season, and was also not used during last year's play-offs.

That was a decision at the time criticised by Bees boss Thomas Frank, whose side lost in the final against Fulham.

And ahead of facing Cherries, Frank has again called for VAR to be used for the high stakes play-off matches.

In quotes reported by the Mirror, Frank said: "In the play-off semi-finals and final there needs to be VAR.

“I said it last year but I don't know if it was loud enough or if they didn't listen or they don't want to or can't.

“These key incidents in the penalty boxes, I think it is crucial.

"I truly believe in these big moments in these games, there is too much at stake to get the decisions wrong just by human error, which can happen.

"We have had a wrong penalty given this season and if that was the play-off final it would be a killer.

“It is nothing against the referee, they don't want to take a wrong decision.

“We just need to get it right.”

Asked for his thoughts on Frank's view and if he would like VAR used in the play-offs, ahead of meeting the Dane's side next week, Woodgate said: "If it’s used, it’s used. If it’s not, it’s not.

"I don’t think it’s going to be. But it doesn’t really bother me. Whatever they want to do – they can have VAR, they can’t have VAR.

"I’ll just go with whatever it is. I don’t really have a view on it to be honest with you.

"I’d like to think the referee gets most of the decisions right anyway. We haven’t had VAR all season in this league.

"It’s a massive game for both football clubs, so whatever they decide I’ll go with."