By Alex Stevens
Pontus Jansson broke down with an injury in Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night – and supporters took to Twitter to express their concern.
Jansson suffered a hamstring problem in the first half of the loss at Ashton Gate and did not appear for the second period after hobbling down the tunnel before the break.
The on-loan Torino defender has made a huge impression at Elland Road since joining the club last month.
Jansson has formed a solid centre-back partnership with Kyle Bartley and has been a key figure in the team’s improved form in recent weeks.
But midfielder Marlon Pack scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday to condemn Leeds to their first defeat in five matches.
City’s third win in a row moves them up to fifth in the Championship while Leeds have dropped to 14th in the table.
Supporters took to Twitter afterwards to reveal their concern at the injury to Jansson and his potential absence against Barnsley on Saturday.
Here is a selection of their messages on the social media site:
Hope Jansson isnt absent for too long. Crucial figure in the team #LUFC
— Alex Holbrey (@Holbers) September 27, 2016
Jansson injured, another loss, chances not taken, a poor night #lufc
— Jordan Shepherd (@JordShepherd) September 27, 2016
— Dan (@ItsDanbob) September 27, 2016
#lufc we need someone to train our defenders to be more Jansson, intercept push forward and command,
— The Tone Zone (@tonypdickinson) September 27, 2016
Hard one to take. Focus on Saturday now. Hope Jansson recovers ASAP. #lufc
— LUFC Talk (@Talk_lufc) September 27, 2016
We lose Jansson and it’s all gone tits up #lufc
— carter (@carter_langford) September 27, 2016
— Amy Kelly (@aimzk1990) September 27, 2016
Bridcutt missing and Jansson going off didn’t help but we also need a plan B. #lufc
— Irish_Leeds (@Irish_Leeds) September 27, 2016
Leeds had travelled to City seeking a fifth consecutive win after league victories over Blackburn, Cardiff and Ipswich were supplemented by a League Cup triumph over Blackburn.
Monk’s side began the day 12th in the Championship and would have climbed into the top half if they had defeated City on Tuesday night at Ashton Gate.
In other Leeds team news, the club have suffered a blow as a senior star has been ruled out for another three weeks.