Police issue statement on status of Leeds v Middlesbrough clash
The good news for Leeds fans is that the Championship clash against Middlesbrough on Friday night looks like it’s beating the Beast from the East.
On Friday morning, Cleveland Police have confirmed that the game is still on, although there will be one final meeting to determine whether it can go ahead.
That will take place on Friday lunchtime, with the club, the police and the council.
The police update was posted on the BBC Tees Sport Twitter page on Friday morning.
— BBC Tees Sport (@bbcteessport) March 2, 2018
When we have any more information on the match tonight we will let everyone know.
Currently the game is ON.
If you are travelling from @WestYorksPolice area. Please tune into your local radio stations and make sure you have appropriate clothing and footwear.
— Cleveland Police UK (@ClevelandPolice) March 2, 2018
The weather conditions in the north of England have been terrible over the last 48 hours but Middlesbrough have been working around the clock to ensure the fixture can go ahead.
The match is set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports and they will be desperate for the match to go ahead as planned.
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This latest update should instill optimism in Leeds fans – the later the decision, the more likely to is to be good news.
However, with one final lunchtime meeting, fans must still sweat over whether the game will go ahead.
The match is a huge six pointer, with both teams hopeful of reaching the play-offs.
Leeds are currently three points behind tonight’s opponents in 11th place, with Middlesbrough in eighth.
Leeds are six points off the play-off spots and only a win will do for Paul heckingbottom’s side – if the match does indeed go ahead.