Everton officials have clarified the chain of events that led to the decision to take a 1700 allocation of tickets for the away trip to Queens Park Rangers next month.
The Blues travel to Loftus Road on 3 March and following discussions with QPR were offered two ticket options for travelling supporters – either 1700 or 3000 tickets on a guaranteed sale only basis.
Everton suggested a revised sales figure of between 1700 and 3000 and also proposed that sales above the agreed figure could be on a sale or return basis. This was rejected by Rangers.
A club spokesman said: "Following various discussions between the two clubs and taking into account QPR’s adult ticket price of £40/45, we have opted to take what we feel is the most prudent allocation of 1700 tickets.
"We are disappointed that more Evertonians will not be down in the capital city next month cheering on the team, and whilst we tried to negotiate different terms with Queens Park Rangers, we accept and respect their decision."
The news of the reduced allocation will have a knock on effect on all allocations, which will be amended accordingly.