Leeds United supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been turning their attentions back to the Championship in recent days following the Whites’ exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of Leicester City on Tuesday night.
Thomas Christiansen’s men got past Port Vale, Newport County, and Burnley to reach the last 16 of the competition, and they looked on course for another Premier League scalp when Pablo Hernandez gave them a 26th minute lead at the King Power Stadium. However, the Foxes hit back and goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani, and Riyad Mahrez secured their passage through the quarter-finals, and in turn kept alive their hopes of adding a first League Cup title since 2000.
For Leeds though, it wasn’t to be but they are very much in promotion contention in the Championship given they sit fourth after 13 games of the campaign, and as such our resident Whites fans are already focusing on a huge game at Elland Road on Friday night where Christiansen’s men will take on third place Sheffield United.
And the Yorkshire giants will go into that game with some positivity as they announced on Wednesday that defender Pontus Jansson had penned a new deal four-year deal at the club, which will keep him at Elland Road until 2021.
The Sweden international moved to Leeds on loan back in August 2016 but impressed immeasurably to the point that they made his deal permanent back in February, what with the centre-back playing a key role in helping Garry Monk’s side finish seventh in the division.
And although he hasn’t quite hit those heights yet this season, Jansson will certainly be a vital player for Christiansen as the season progresses, which is why news of his improved contract has stimulated quite a response from Leeds supporters on Twitter.
And it’s fair to say that they are delighted with the news…
Brilliant news. And when we win the Championship, we’ll sing his song all night
— Bridget Emery (@RonsterEmery) October 25, 2017
— Aaron (@aaron1308) October 25, 2017
Excellent. We all go through bad spells but I am sure it’ll be short lived. So glad he will be with us long term.
— Marie Allen (@Allen43M) October 25, 2017
Get him back to last season’s form and it will be a very happy 5 years!!! What a man!
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) October 25, 2017
— GREEK LEEDS FAN (@6W0Qz4ScHqWNm37) October 25, 2017
That’s quite a statement of intent. Can PJ get back to last season’s form now please?
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) October 25, 2017
I LOVE THIS CLUB
— Dan Williams (@1DanWilliams) October 25, 2017
Loving all these long term contracts
— Becky Jordan (@RebeccaJJordan9) October 25, 2017
— Paul Malinowski (@Paulm99LUFC) October 25, 2017
Leeds fans… what do you think? Let us know!