QPR bosses have fiercely denied reports they sat on a cut price ticket plan for the Manchester United cup tie, which will cost away fans £40.
A national newspaper reported that the Reds were prepared to slash the steep price for the East Stand Upper Tier in a bid to attract more away support to the Carling Cup match.
But bosses at QPR, whose backers are widely hailed as the richest in the Championship, were alleged to have quashed the proposal - an accusation vehemently denied by the club this week.
To counter dwindling interest in the early stages of the Carling Cup many clubs offer discounted tickets to attract bigger crowds.
But in a joint QPR and Manchester United statement it is claimed the Red's board decided to stick to the regular match day price. A spokesman for the Rs said: "In response to a number of queries the club has received over the last few days, as well as a misleading report in one national newspaper, we would like to place on the record that the club did not refuse cheaper tickets for our Carling Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
"Manchester United Foot-ball Club's pricing policy states that seats in the East Stand Upper Tier of the ground are priced at £40 on matchdays.
"The board of Manchester United took the decision solely to offer tickets at normal nonmembers prices for the tie."
An e-mail, alleged to have been leaked from United's commercial department, was sent to the QPR supporter's trust.
It stated: "For any Carling Cup match we put to the away club that cheaper ticket prices are set. You are right in saying that we put the cheaper price to the board at QPR but they declined."
The high cost has already angered some fans, with many set to cancel plans to attend the match on Tuesday, November 11, including Man United supporters, who also have to pay, in some cases, a higher price.
One fan wrote on the website: "Do the clubs involved (as I believe any reduction would have to have been agreed with QPR) not realise that by reducing ticket prices they will actually attract more fans and therefore make slightly more money? The decision to charge full price is lunacy. I hope that lots of fans opt out of the Carling Cup games and that the club struggles to attract more than 30,000 fans, then they may see their folly."
Swansea City, who meet the Rs on Tuesday night after Nottingham Forest's visit on Saturday, are now said to be interested in Lee Camp after Sporting Director Gianni Paladini left the door open for the goalkeeper's exit. Paladini said: "Lee's a good, young keeper but isn't in the team at the moment -and he wants to play. If he goes we will want to sign another keeper."
QPR v Nottingham Forest
Manager: Colin Calderwood
Last season: Promoted from League One.
Form guide: Forest are finding life in the Championship tough. They are rock bottom and barely managing points at home - a win against Watford 3:2 in August is their season's best.
Rumour: Colin Calderwood is on the way out with Andy Cole a possible target.
Last match: QPR won at home 2:1 2004/2005, losing 2:1 away the previous December. In between they were thumped 0:3 at Loftus Road in the FA Cup.
History: The teams have met 52 times, and the Rs have only won 13 of those, all at home.
Players to watch: Despite their dire position, Robert Earnshaw has been netting regularly with five goals in league and cup.
Forecast: Forest are unlikely to pose a threat to the Rs, who should win comfortably.