SUPPORTERS of Doncaster Rovers have threatened to boycott their team's visit to Bradford City on Saturday in a row over ticket prices.

The South Yorkshire club believed their fans would be paying £15 - down from £25 - to get into Valley Parade for the League One clash, because Rovers carried the same deal for City supporters when the two sides met at the Keepmoat Stadium last October.

Now, City have been accused of changing their minds and backing out of the deal - something the Bantams have rejected.

Tonight a spokesman for Bradford City said it had never agreed to enter into a deal, although there had been a discussion in October about a reduction in prices.

He said: "As a club we decided that we could not enter into the deal because we were conscious of protecting our season ticket holders, especially as our summer season ticket campaign was based on encouraging people to buy season tickets and therefore rewarding them for their loyalty to the club."

The club spokesman said there had been a "misunderstanding" that had a deal had been done.

"There has been a misunderstanding and we are now working pro-actively together towards a solution with Doncaster Rovers to help achieve higher attendances at both games."

Both clubs have agreed that Bradford City will provide official coach transport for all away supporters so that they can save money.

Earlier, a joint statement was issued by the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Group, the Official Supporters Club and the Viking Supporters Co-operative.

It said: "Earlier in the season Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City made a commitment to a reciprocal pricing agreement to encourage both home and away fans to attend the fixtures when the two teams meet.

"Doncaster Rovers reduced the tickets for the Bradford City home game to £15 earlier in the season and this was very successful, with 8,410 supporters attending, including over 2,000 Bantams fans.

"We have now been informed that Bradford City will not be doing the same in the coming fixture at Valley Parade next week and will charge Doncaster Rovers fans full price.

"Instead, Bradford City are looking at offering alternative incentives to encourage fans to attend on the day.

"This is wholly unacceptable to all the recognised supporter groups of Doncaster Rovers; the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club, the Viking Supporters Co-operative and the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Group.

"Unanimously, we agree that any alternative will be nothing more than a token gesture to cover up the fact that Bradford City FC are refusing to treat our away supporters with the same dignity and respect that our club treated theirs.

"Bradford City are a football club who received praise from many fans of other clubs for their radical approach to season ticket pricing and making football more accessible. On this occasion they are failing supporters.

"Our away support has been nothing short of fantastic this season and it's no secret that away fans often get the short end of the stick in terms of treatment from some clubs – we are proud to support a club that opposes the trend and it’s a shame that Bradford City don’t share the vision to treat us as equals.

"We urge fans to join in with a peaceful protest on the day of the game. We believe that as a body of fans we should make our feelings known that this isn’t an acceptable way to treat supporters."

A statement on Rovers' official website said: "Doncaster Rovers can confirm that Bradford City will not be offering reduced prices for the game at Valley Parade on March 12.

"Discussions are still taking place between the clubs, with the home side looking at ways in which they can encourage more away fans to the game. We hope to confirm details of this in the next 24 hours.

"We thank our own brilliant supporters for your patience and understanding in regards to this matter. We hope to see as many of you at the game as possible."

Some City fans took to social media to slam the club.

One tweeted: "So @officialbantams have reneged on the ticketing agreement with #drfc. Appalling and embarrassing behaviour from #bcafc."

Another tweeted: "This doesn’t sound good from #bcafc. I went to #drfc away, paid reduced price under the impression it was reciprocated."

Another fan said: "Embarrassing from our club! Just charge Donny fans 15 quid and be done with it."

Dave Frost, a Bradford-based Doncaster fan, said he would not be attending the game because of the row.

"I have done long trips to places like Brighton and Charlton, but I'm not going to attend this game three miles away because I don't think it is fair," he said.

"I would have been there on Saturday. I can afford it but I am not paying on principle."