BRADFORD City fans have been reassured that they will still be able to buy tickets for the club's upcoming FA Cup quarter-final today.

The club has reacted after angry season ticket holders complained of missing out on tickets for the club's clash with Reading on Saturday, March 7.

Tickets can be purchased by season ticket holders directly from the ticket office at Valley Parade, which will be open until 5pm today.

Julian Rhodes, Bradford City co-chairman, said he understood fans' frustrations but said the club will do all it could to cater for season ticket holders.

He said: "We did the same scheme yesterday as we did for the Sunderland game in the previous round.

"We did not envisage the demand being quite as strong as it was yesterday.

"Consequently, all the areas of the ground that we had open sold out.

"The atmosphere for the Sunderland game was electric. We want to try to replicate that.

"We just hope we have held back enough tickets to satisfy the season ticket holders.

"However, we have held back the North West corner and a few other areas.

"We did a two for one offer on tickets for the League Cup semi-final with Villa a couple of years ago and didn't sell out.

"Our priority is to make sure season ticket holders who have not got a ticket, now get a ticket."

Bantams fan Tony Crowther, 58, of Bowling Green View, Drighlington, spent five hours on the club's website on Sunday but could not buy tickets.

Mr Crowther, who has been a season ticket holder for the last 20 years, said: "I just feel disgusted by it.

"It should have been the priority for season ticket holders. They should have the first-come-first served basis.

"What's left should then be sold. I feel bitter.

"I don't think the club has anticipated the demand."

A club statement this morning said: "The football club would like to inform supporters that match tickets for City's FA Cup quarter-final with Reading at this stage still remain on sale to season ticket and FlexiCard holders in person direct from the Bantams ticket office.

"Reading tickets are currently on sale to season ticket/FlexiCard holders on a 'one for one' basis, meaning one season ticket/FlexiCard holder can only buy one Reading match ticket each at this present time."

Season ticket holders who could not go to the stadium in person went online to get their tickets yesterday, as hundreds of fans queued at the ground yesterday.

But some took to social media to say they were unable to get tickets after waiting online for up to five hours.