By Mark Smith

20th Feb, 2020 | 6:00pm

'Method in their madness' - Mark Bowen comments on recent Leeds announcement

Reading head coach Mark Bowen has claimed that it isn’t fair for Leeds United to charge travelling fans £39 for tickets to Saturday’s clash at Elland Road.

Much has been made of the ticketing prices in West Yorkshire, with journalist Jonathan Low claiming the EFL must step in and take action.

Leeds announced on their official Twitter account this week that Reading had not sold out their allocation for the game, opening up more seats for home fans.

Bowen claimed that it isn’t fair and that there has to be more control over ticketing outside of the Premier League, admitting it is madness.

“I don’t know why a club would do that. Is it more tickets for home fans? It doesn’t seem fair when you see the prices we charge,” he told Berkshire Live.

“There has to be some sort of control over it. There may be a method in their madness.”

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Yes, the prices may seem steep at Elland Road, but you’ve got to also consider that they are the same for home fans and they sell out each and every game.

With more and more people calling for the EFL to intervene, it wouldn’t be the biggest shock if they once again decided to sanction the Whites and step in.

None-members and away fans at Sheffield Wednesday also have to pay £39, so it just isn’t Leeds who charge these so-called astronomical prices in the Championship.

Until the Championship bring in sanctions just as the Premier League have, Andrea Radrizzani can continue to charge what he likes and if Elland Road is still full each week, that isn’t set to change.

In other Leeds United news, Slaven Bilic has claimed that these sides are dreaming in chase of Whites and West Brom