Derry City chairman Philip O'Doherty has spoken of his disappointment with the club's fans after just 1,400 spectators watched their Europa League first round first leg tie with Dinamo Minsk on Thursday evening.

City supporters were annoyed at the pricing for the Brandywell fixture at over €28 for adults, and it led to talk of a boycott of the game.

Derry were beaten 2-0 by Minsk.

"I'm disappointed that the boycott obviously worked because we only had 1,400 people in this ground tonight," O’Doherty told BBC Radio Foyle.

"We were allowed 3,700 in the ground but obviously the request last week for people to attend the game has fallen on deaf ears and there was nowhere near enough for a European game at the Brandywell.

"The atmosphere was very, very flat and it didn't help the players at all.

"Can I just thank those people who did turn up and show support and loyalty to the club.

"It was £25 a game six or seven years ago. I don't think that's the reason and I don't really know what point they were trying to make. It was total stupidity.

"The money goes into the playing budget and the club. The same people who called for this budget are then meeting me and asking me to increase the budget so it certainly hasn't helped my enthusiasm."

The attendance in Tallaght Stadium for Shamrock Rovers’ narrow defeat to AIK was 2,817, while Cork City sold out their Champions League tie with Legia Warsaw as 5,795 watched on at Turner’s Cross.