Middlesbrough's preparation for Leeds recreation disrupted with the aid of means of cancelled flight

Middlesbrough's preparations for his or her match with Leeds on Saturday have been disrupted after their flight house from Newport on Tuesday nighttime time was cancelled on account of engine failure.

The Middlesbrough squad had been pressured to about-turn at the Cardiff Airport runway following their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to League Two Newport County.

The choice was taken to re-board the staff bus and return to Middlesbrough with the aid of means of road, meaning the staff didn't return till 7am with the gamers having to sleep at the coach.

It was a nightmare night all spherical for Tony Pulis' men as they crashed out the FA Cup to the League Two facet on a heavy pitch that simply handed a pre-match inspection.

Before Middlesbrough had even got to Newport their flight down to South Wales was delayed with the aid of means of NULL hours simply in view that of the fact of the weather.

They now face high-flying Leeds on Saturday in a match that may have a large bearing on promotion.

Middlesbrough had been certainly one of eleven Championship golf equipment who wrote to the EFL asking for clarification after Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted to spying on every of his opponents' lessons periods previous to gambling them.