By Harvey Byrne
Pontus Jansson will miss Leeds’ next Championship clash against Rotherham due to a one-match suspension.
The 25-year-old centre-back picked up his fifth booking of the campaign during Sunday afternoon’s 2-0 loss against Newcastle.
The Sweden international was booked with 44 minutes on the clock for dissent as he expressed his anger that Leeds were not awarded a penalty after the ball had appeared to strike Jack Colback on the arm.
However, he may now rue his moment of anger as he will be a huge blow to Garry Monk’s team, who are currently chasing the play-off spots in seventh place.
Additionally, the commanding defender only had to avoid a booking in his side’s next two matches against Rotherham and Liverpool before his previous yellow cards picked up against Huddersfield, Bristol City, Burton and Norwich were wiped off his record.
Jansson moved to Elland Road on a season-long loan deal in the summer from Torino and has become an instant star in the side following his opening 12 fixtures.
He has helped to shore up an area on the pitch which had previously caused Leeds problems and although Rotherham have scored just 17 goals in their 17 fixtures the Yorkshire giants will miss their key man with promotion in their sights.
In other Leeds team news, this senior star has been ruled out until December.