JARRED Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion into the Premier League, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Both Cherries boss Jonathan Woodgate and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic vented their frustrations about the Australian's performance following last month's play-off semi-final defeat at Brentford.

Gillett awarded the Bees a penalty after a handball by Lloyd Kelly, which sparked a comeback from the west London side.

Trailing 2-0 in the tie, Thomas Frank's men netted from the resulting spot-kick before going on to triumph 3-2 on aggregate. They went on to seal promotion, beating Swansea in the play-off final.

Speaking straight after the game at Brentford Community Stadium, Begovic said: "My view was perfect. I was right behind it, it’s never, ever a penalty in a million years.

“It goes off Lloyd’s body, hits his hand – it’s never been hand to ball, it’s ball to hand and there’s nothing he can do.

“It’s an embarrassment of a decision.

"Sixteen years I’ve been in this game, I’ve never spoken about referees but this is a shameful decision and the manner it was done. Whoever the head of referees is needs to look at it.

"I don’t think the referee was up to the occasion."

The Mail's report says Gillett, along with Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Michael Salisbury and Keith Stroud are candidates for a promotion to the top flight.

Gillett, 34, would become the first overseas referee in Premier League history, having moved to England in 2019.