BURNLEY is one of the cheapest places to watch Championship football, despite the row over the club's £3 matchday surcharge.

A Lancashire Evening Telegraph survey shows that the most expensive adult seat at Turf Moor is still cheaper than at any other ground in the division if booked in advance.

And even with the controversial surcharge added, only four clubs can claim to sell such tickets on matchdays cheaper than the Clarets.

Our exclusive survey shows that only six clubs charge less for the cheapest adult ticket than the Clarets, who are not alone in upping ticket prices on matchdays.

Eight other clubs charge more for late bookings, while three - Derby County, Reading and Watford - all have the same £3 charge.

However, following a revision of the controversial measure earlier this week, Burnley are now the only club operating a surcharge that now allow fans to buy tickets at the discounted price in the hours approaching kick off.

Burnley's decision to relax the surcharge of £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and £1 for juniors, which will now only come into effect at midday for 3pm kick offs and 5pm on evening games, was taken following talks with the Supporters Consultative Group and the Clarets Trust.

Immediate reaction among many supporters was luke warm, with many complaining that the charge should have been dropped altogether.

However, Clarets Trust representative Steve Corrigan said: "While we don't think it's a perfect solution, we are very encouraged that the club has listened to us and acted.

"This follows on from the dropping of the online ticket booking charge after the case we made against it, and shows that the Trust has already established a meaningful dialogue with the club".

Burnley bosses have also highlighted the fact that of all cash sales, 5-10 per cent of tickets are bought in advance through the Internet, 20-25 per cent book by phone and the remainder use the ticket office, with only a small percentage - the vast majority of them away supporters - paying cash at the turnstiles.

The full details of our exclusive survey can be found on page 48.

Meanwhile, Steve Cotterill has urged Burnley fans to show their support for the England Under 20 team when they take on Holland at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon, a game that sees the return of former crowd favourites Richard Chaplow and Gary Cahill.

Clarets boss Cotterill said: "I'm sure our fans will create a fantastic atmosphere and I urge them to come out in force and cheer on the England side. Richard and Gary were very popular with our supporters and it's great that Burnley is hosting another International fixture."

Tickets for the Sunday's game, costing £3 for adults (£5 on the day of the game) and £1 for under 16s and OAPs, can still be bought by calling 0870 443 1914. A family ticket for two adults and two concessions costs just £5. Kick off at Turf Moor is 2.30pm.