Barnsley FC are disappointed that Sheffield Wednesday have been given 6,000 extra tickets for Monday's play-off final – citing 'potential risk to our supporters.'
Both clubs were initially given about 36,000 tickets but, with the Owls having sold their allocation and Barnsley approaching 25,000, 6,000 of the Reds tickets have now been given to Wednesday supporters. The Owls will now have about 44,000 supporters at the final.
The last time Barnsley played a play-off final at Wembley, some Millwall fans broke through barriers to approach Reds supporters in the stadium.
A Barnsley statement read: "Barnsley Football Club is disappointed to learn that the English Football League (EFL) has reallocated the total amount of tickets for the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final.
"The EFL requested 6,000 of Barnsley FC's allocated tickets to be available to Sheffield Wednesday supporters in Tier 5 on Wednesday, which was opposed by the Club.
"Whilst we acknowledge the reasons offered up in terms of the current sales totals of both clubs, the potential risk to our supporters was our main concern. However, the EFL are confident that the safety measures put in place are sufficient."