The player was facing the potential of a four-game ban, but after a hearing on Friday afternoon, the FA issued the following statement..

“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Daniel Ayala will be available for Middlesbrough’s next three matches. 

“The defender was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Preston North End on Wednesday [13/03/2019] but a claim of wrongful dismissal was subsequently upheld.”