"It is a matter of regret to The Football League that supporters of Leeds United and Middlesbrough have only been informed of the new date for this match at such a late stage.

Like other matches being broadcast during February, this game was originally selected for transmission by Sky Sports in early December with home clubs asked to make the necessary arrangements at the time. 

However, as was referenced by Leeds United in its statement of the 29th December, the club has challenged the League "through the appropriate legal routes", which has prevented confirmation of the date of this fixture until now.

Due to ongoing legal restrictions the League cannot comment further at this time."