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Pontus Jansson could be available for crucial Millwall clash

Pontus Jansson could be available for crucial Millwall clash - Championship

Leeds United fans do not have to be told how important it is to win their remaining games if they are to win promotion to the Premier League without having to go through the Play-Off system.

Many will know a tough encounter against Millwall awaits them at Elland Road at the weekend as the London outfit have the potential to cause some problems, however, Marcelo Bielsa’s side could be in a good position come Saturday.

What’s the News?

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Pontus Jansson could be available for selection as he battles his way back from injury.

The Sweden international suffered a knee injury in their match against Sheffield United and was expected to miss around three weeks of action, however, it is understood that he has made good progress in his recovery.

The Verdict:

Having Jansson back available for the game against Millwall will be huge for Leeds and Bielsa and could be significant in their efforts of trying to return to the top-two in the Championship.

Many would have been fearing the possibility of a potentially long layoff for the defender as he has proved to be a key figure for the Whites during his time with the club.

The news that he could feature against the Lions will be particularly pleasing as the Yorkshire have really struggled against them in recent years and having the Swede in the defence could help to finally record a win against the Londoners – with their last coming back in 2015.

The 28-year-old has the leadership skills that would be required for a game of this magnitude and would be the type of player Bielsa and the club needs on the pitch to ensure things go to plan as much as they possibly can.

Whilst it is encouraging, Leeds should not look to rush Jansson back into things though, as the decision to do so could go against them – whether that be in terms of a lack of preparation or that he gets hurt once again and has to miss a number of other crucial games towards the end of the season.

Leeds fans, how encouraging is it to hear that Jansson could be available for the Millwall game? Would you rush him back or would you ease him back into the team? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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