MIDFIELDER Grant Leadbitter will miss Middlesbrough’s crunch Championship clash at home to fellow high-fliers Watford on Saturday.
The former Sunderland man, Boro’s top scorer this season, is suspended for one game after being yellow-carded for the fifth time this season in Tuesday’s defeat at Wolves.
Adam Clayton could be fit to return in Leadbitter’s place in midfield alongside Dean Whitehead.
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The midfield general, who has been in fine form this Final Third Development League Cup yesterday, with Dael Fry, Jordan Jones and Callum Cooke on target and Michael Rankine replying.