By Alex Stevens

Ex-Leeds manager Neil Redfearn has hailed Kyle Bartley and Pontus Janssen for their exceptional displays in their team’s win over Cardiff on Saturday.

The centre-back pairing were integral to Garry Monk’s team keeping a rare clean sheet as they ran out 2-0 winners in the league clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Leeds made it back-to-back wins in the Championship by beating the Welsh side yesterday, four days after winning 2-1 at home to Blackburn.

Goals from Chris Wood and Pablo Hernandez at the Cardiff City Stadium increased the team’s points haul this season to 10 from eight games and lifted them to 15th in the Championship.

Redfearn told TV Yorkshire that the duo – who both joined United on season-long loans in the summer – stood out for Garry Monk’s side.

“Clean sheet, which is always important, and manner of the clean sheet,” he said. “I thought Jansson and Bartley were exceptional. Leeds looked really solid and organised. He [Jansson] was the best player on the pitch. He made good decisions at the right time and what he is is brave, he put his body on the line.”

That win appears to have eased some pressure on manager Monk after a slow start to the season.

In other Leeds news, a BBC journalist has revealed a hidden clause in the contract of this summer signing.