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‘Wouldn’t blame him’ – Leeds United fans react on Twitter as journalist makes worrying prediction

The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern are still celebrating their side’s win over Bolton on Friday as they managed to double their number of wins in 2018 as they ran out 2-1 winners over Phil Parkinson’s struggling Bolton. Although the fans won’t be celebrating for long if Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post is correct in his assessment of the future of Leeds centre-back Pontus Jansson.

The Swedish defender has become a fan favourite at Elland Road in his two years at the club after joining the Yorkshire club on-loan from Torino last season before making his stay a permanent one in the summer. Jansson has been one of the best defenders in the Championship and will surely be on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs in the summer, especially if he can impress for Sweden this summer in the World Cup. The Swede didn’t start for his country in either of the games in their World Cup playoff tie against Italy but is set to travel to Russia as a part of Janne Andersson’s squad.

In the short time left between now and the World Cup, Jansson will be doing everything in his power to demonstrate why he should be a starter in Russia come June. The 27-year-old was in rip-roaring form in 2017 before hitting a dip, along with the rest of his club side, in 2018 where they’ve only managed two wins and find themselves 12th and nine points off of a playoff place. With seven games remaining for Leeds, it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll manage to worm themselves into the playoffs, but if they can keep Jansson at Elland Road, they’ll have a much better chance of making the top six next season.

You can read our local Whites’ verdict on Phil Hay’s Jansson assessment here:

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