By Alex Stevens

Indie band Kaiser Chiefs could be inspired to change their name by new Leeds hero Pontus Jansson.

The on-loan Torino defender has developed a cult status among fans during his short spell at Elland Road for his buccaneering style of play.

Jansson has emerged as a  key member of Leeds’ team during their excellent recent run after leapfrogging Liam Cooper in the centre-back pecking order at Elland Road.

Indeed, a section of the club’s support regard the Sweden international as potentially the best defender the club have signed since former captain Lucas Radebe.

Kaiser Chiefs, whose members are Leeds based and supporters of the club, are named after Radebe’s former team in South Africa, the Kaizer Chiefs.

Band member Simon Rix has joked on Twitter that they could soon be switching their name to one inspired by Jansson’s club Torino.

Jansson delivered another colossal display on Saturday as Monk’s team climbed into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.

Garry Monk’s side secured their fifth victory in six matches, and their fourth from five league encounters, after beating Barnsley 2-1.

The Swede played the full 90 minutes of the win over Barnsley after recovering from a hamstring problem sustained last week, and which had made him a doubt ahead of the match.

Fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Jansson’s immense display at the back against Barnsley.

Barnsley are still ahead of Leeds in the table on goal difference but Monk’s side are now 11th after increasing their points haul in the campaign to 16.

In other Leeds team news, this is what Sky pundit Ian Holloway predicted ahead of the team’s clash against Barnsley.