Middlesbrough senior groundsman posts crucial Twitter update ahead of clash v Leeds
By Richard Parks
The Middlesbrough senior groundsman has posted a Twitter update in which he has admitted it is “going to be a struggle” for the stadium to host Friday night’s clash against Leeds United.
Boro have posted a statement warning that the Championship fixture could be facing postponement following freezing weather and heavy snow across the UK.
The Teesside club are battling to ensure that the clash with play-off rivals Leeds goes ahead but have indicated that the match might be under threat due to conditions in the region.
Boro groundsman Tyler Woodrow posted a further pessimistic update on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning as he suggested a postponement is likely.
This is going to be a struggle pic.twitter.com/nbRXrLBHSX
— tyler (@tiza97) February 28, 2018
Boro and Leeds are due to meet in a televised match at The Riverside, a crucial fixture for two clubs who are positioned beneath the league’s play-off positions.
Leeds are 11th in table, three points and three places behind Tony Pulis’ side.
A statement from Boro read: “The club are currently working hard to ensure Friday’s game against Leeds United goes ahead as planned.
“The club cannot legislate for forthcoming weather and more snow and freezing temperatures are forecast.”
Leeds will be keen for the match to go ahead after ending a dismal run with a much-needed 1-0 win against Brentford last Saturday.
The six-day break between the two fixtures would have provided plenty of preparation time for manager Paul Heckingbottom.
In other Leeds United news, the club have agreed the terms of an £8.5million deal, with the first payment scheduled for the summer.