Date: 10th May 2018 at 4:35pm
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The referees have been confirmed for Boro’s two crucial play-off semi-final meetings with Aston Villa.

The first-leg at the Riverside on Saturday will be officiated by Robert Madley from West Yorkshire, assisted by Peter Kirkup and Harry Lennard, with Martin Atkinson as fourth official.

His current record for this season is 30 games with 103 yellow cards and 5 sending-offs.

Most recent Boro games:

02 Apr 2017 – Swansea 0-0 Middlesbrough

25 Feb 2017 – Crysal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough

02 Jan 2017 – Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester

Meanwhile, the return clash at Villa Park on Tuesday is taken charge of by Mike Dean from the Wirral, assisted by Simon Long and Mark Scholes, with Paul Tierney as fourth official.

His current record for this season is 29 games with 107 yellow cards and 4 sending-offs.

Most recent Boro games:

26 Apr 2017 – Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

11 Mar 2017 – Middlesbrough 0-2 Man City (FA Cup)

11 Feb 2017 – Middlesbrough 0-0 Everton

05 Dec 2016 – Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

22 Oct 2016 – Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough