Sheffield Wednesday confirm Newcastle United's ticket allocation will be capped at 3,100

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Sheffield Wednesday have capped ticket sales for visiting Newcastle United fans next month at 3,100.

Newcastle United fans hit out at the allocation earlier this month after Wednesday gave out a maximum allocation of 2,350 tickets for the April 8 clash.

However, following a meeting between the club and South Yorkshire Police, a further 750 tickets were allocated on Thursday, bringing the number up to 3,100.

Fans of the North East club still pointed out that this was still less than like the likes of Aston Villa and Leeds, who were given 4,600 earlier this season.

On Monday, Sheffield Wednesday confirmed that no more tickets would be allocated for away fans with home fans occupying the Leppings Lane end.

A statement on the club's website read: "The Owls will be backed from all four sides of Hillsborough against Newcastle in the upcoming Championship clash as the bottom tier of the West Stand will house home supporters.

"Wednesday face the Magpies in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday 8 April (5.30pm) in a game that could have a big say on the promotion shake-up.

"Hillsborough is set to host one of the highest crowds of the season and tickets for the Lower West, set at Kop prices, are now on general sale to Wednesdayites who have a purchase history with the club since 2009.

"Season Ticket holders can exchange their seats to this area of the stadium if they wish but must do so in person at the Ticket Office or by telephone."