Match-going fans can expect to be provided with more detailed information during VAR checks, the Premier League has announced.

Representatives of the 20 top-flight clubs gathered in central London for a shareholders’ meeting with referees’ chief Mike Riley admitting to the delegates that improvements to VAR were required.

While there was no change in policy over the use of pitchside monitors - which will continue to be used sparingly in a bid to keep the game flowing - from December supporters can expect to be given more information about what is being checked.

That is likely to be welcomed by Albion, who support VAR but have called for a better deal for fans in the stadia.

“Going forward, and working within the IFAB (International Football Association Board) protocol, there will be increased information made available to attending fans and viewers watching around the world,” a Premier League statement said.

“This will explain in more detail what is being checked. Importantly, the Premier League will continue to show the definitive clip or image for all overturned decisions in stadia, and remains the only major European league to do so.”

The league explained that giant screens would contain more information than they have up to now. For instance, instead of displaying ‘Checking Penalty’ it would now say ‘Checking Penalty - Possible Handball’.

The Premier League statement added: “The core principles of VAR were reiterated. These are minimum interference for maximum benefit, maintaining the pace and tempo of Premier League football and correcting clear and obvious on-field errors.

“Clubs strongly represented the views of their supporters and agreed VAR should be under constant review.

“Research will now take place with fans, and other relevant stakeholders, to understand their views on how the application of VAR could be best improved.”