The Football League has been contacted today by a number of West Ham supporters asking whether unsold tickets from Blackpool's ticket allocation for tomorrow's Championship Play-Off Final will be put on general sale.

Unfortunately for reasons of supporter safety this will not prove possible as the tickets are in areas of the stadium that will be reserved for Blackpool supporters.

A Football League spokesman said: "The Football League and Wembley Stadium have co-operated to provide West Ham United with more than 40,000 tickets for the Championship Play-Off Final, the largest ticket allocation a club has received since this match returned to Wembley.

"Given the need to segregate supporters in seating, concourse and turnstile areas, the only way of providing West Ham with a greater number of tickets would have been to restrict Blackpool's ticket allocation to 30,000 at the outset of the ticket sales process.

"However, with Blackpool having sold more than 36,000 tickets for this same match two seasons ago, that would have been unreasonable."