The statement said: "The club are disappointed with the timing of Monday's announcement made by the FA.
"We feel we have been prejudiced right from the outset
The FA introduced a new policy to handle our application on the back of consultations with the City Til We Die group, and we therefore feel that our application was already pre-judged.
"This feeling has been reinforced with Monday's announcement, as the club feel this will further prejudice the forthcoming ballot of season pass holders.
"However, this is now the time for the silent majority to come forward and support the club's aspirations
Details of the ballot will be released to season pass holders within the next 48 hours."
Source : PA