Ayala was given a straight red card by referee Keith Stroud in the 62nd minute of the game after a challenge on Brandon Barker with Boro leading 1-0.

The match official deemed this to be ‘serious foul play’ and the defender currently faces a four-game ban.

The claim will be lodged before the 1pm deadline on Friday, and the Disciplinary Panel will review before our weekend game at Aston Villa.