Report: Missing play-offs set to cost Leeds £1m
By Matt Bullin
Leeds United have confirmed that they will pay a 25 per cent refund on all season ticket prices after failing to finish in the play-offs, according to a report.
The Sun claims the club could be set to fork out more than £1million to the Elland Road faithful as a result, who face at least another year in the Championship.
Garry Monk’s side drew 3-3 with Norwich on Saturday after coming back from three goals down.
Steven Naismith and a Nelson Oliveira brace had put the Canaries 3-0 up after 45 minutes, before Chris Wood secured his side a lifeline in first-half injury time.
Leeds went onto secure a draw as Kyle Bartley scored shortly after the break, and Pablo Hernandez grabbed an equaliser 12 minutes from time.
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The result leaves the club in seventh, three points behind Fulham who occupy the final play-offs spot.
Finishing in the top six now looks impossible for the Yorkshire giants as they will need to beat Wigan on the final day, with Sheffield Wednesday beating Fulham, and there to be a 14-goal swing in their favour
The Whites had previously pledged to refund 50 per cent of their fans’ season tickets if they did not finish in the top six if 15,000 were sold.
The sales fell short of this number so the club has instead agreed a 25 per cent pay-back provided they purchased their ticket before the end of May 2016.
It is said that forms are already being sent out to fans.
In other Leeds news, Alan Ervine delivered his verdict on the club’s draw with Norwich.