Football League expresses ‘regret’ over rescheduling of Leeds v Middlesbrough

• Game on Saturday 13 February moved to following Monday for TV
• Football League blames the delay on legal action taken by Leeds

The Football League has called the late rescheduling of the Championship game between Leeds and Middlesbrough “a matter of regret” – blaming the deal in confirming the fixture switch on legal action taken by Leeds.

Supporters of Leeds and Middlesbrough reacted angrily to Tuesday’s confirmation that the game, which was initially scheduled for Elland Road on Saturday 13 February, would be moved to the following Monday for Sky Sports broadcast. The announcement of the new 15 February date gave fans fewer than four weeks’ notice.

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