Alex Neil unhappy with price of Leeds United tickets

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The Preston boss believes Leeds United charge too much for tickets for away fans.

Preston North End manager Alex Neil has told Radio Yorkshire it's a "disgrace" that Leeds United charge so much money for away fans to visit Elland Road.

There was close to 33,000 fans inside Elland Road on Saturday as Leeds and the Lilywhites played out a 0-0 draw in a game of few goalscoring chances.

Of that number, only 692 were Preston supporters and perhaps fans of the Lancashire club were put off by the idea of paying £44 per ticket, which Neil says is a "disgrace".

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The former Norwich City boss told Radio Yorkshire: "The fact our fans got charged £44 a ticket was a disgrace. If you’re a family of four, and a normal working family, that is a lot of money.

"The guys who did pay their money and came and backed their team, I hope they were very proud of the lads.

"We certainly don’t charge that much for away fans coming to watch their team. It is wrong, and I’m unhappy.

”We wanted to have as many fans through the gate as possible, now if the prices were different it might have added another 500 fans who wanted to watch their team.”

Preston charge away fans £24 to visit Deepdale on match days and, with that in mind, perhaps £44 is quite steep for away supporters who make the trip to Leeds.

But it is speculative for Neil to suggest that his side might have left Elland Road with a win if they had more fans in attendance.

There was an unpleasant atmosphere at the match, with Leeds supporters booing the referee for failing to penalise time-wasting Preston - who had a man sent off on the hour mark - for what they feel was a deliberate attempt to slow down the game.

And Neil's comments won't do much to mend the relationship between both teams after his latest comments.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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