By Danny Wright

1st Mar, 2018 | 10:51am

Statement issued about Leeds clash v Middlesbrough as more snow hits Teesside

Middlesbrough have issued a statement saying that they are continuing to try and clear snow to ensure that the clash against Leeds United at the Riverside on Friday night is not postponed.

Boro confirmed on their official website that Teesside was hit by several more inches of snow on Wednesday night after an operation to clear up the pitch was started.

It appears that the Teessiders are doing all they can to ensure that the game goes ahead as more than 27,000 tickets have been sold and the game is set to be televised live on Sky Sports.

The clash will be a huge one for both Boro and Leeds as they continue their fight to finish in the Championship play-off spots.

Paul Heckingbottom got his first win as Whites boss last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Brentford at Elland Road.

The three points sees the West Yorkshire club sit 11th in the table and six points behind sixth place.

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Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough suffered a humiliating 3-3 draw with nearby rivals Sunderland at the weekend with Callum McManaman netting a late equaliser against his old manager at the Stadium of Light.

Boro are eighth, three points ahead of Leeds but have a much superior goal difference meaning it would be unlikely for Heckingbottom’s side to leapfrog them in the table.

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