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‘Happy but also fuming’ – These Middlesbrough fans had plenty to say after key news confirmed



Middlesbrough will have Daniel Ayala available for Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa, with the club successful in appealing the defender’s red-card.  

Ayala was dismissed in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Preston North End for a lunging challenge on the edge of Boro’s area.

That led to the red-card, but Boro have now confirmed that it has been overturned and Ayala has avoided a four-match suspension.

Whilst that’s obviously good for a stuttering Boro side in the coming weeks, many feel it is frustrating given the dropped points against Preston.

Boro had led thanks to Ashley Fletcher’s goal, but Paul Gallagher’s free-kick from Ayala’s foul pulled Preston level, with Jayden Stockley then winning the game with a header.

Despite Boro winning the appeal and having Ayala available for the coming weeks, they were quick to make the point that Boro wouldn’t have lost a game they were comfortable in without losing their defender…

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