By Harvey Byrne

Pontus Jansson has admitted to being surprised by the quality of the Championship following his summer move to Leeds.

Jansson, 25, moved to Elland Road from Serie A side Torino on a loan deal with view to a permanent.

He has made seven appearances for the club since joining and has established himself as a key player within the team during his short stay.

However, the Sweden international has revealed the quality of opponent in England’s second tier has impressed him, catching him by surprise.

“I am surprised by the standard of football in the Championship,” said Jansson to the Fotboll Skanelen podcast.

“I didn’t know what to expect, but I am impressed. There are a lot of good teams and players.”

Leeds have won five out of the seven games that Jansson has featured in, in the new campaign.

The Yorkshire giants are currently enjoying a spell of good form with five wins in six games and they will face struggling Derby at the weekend.

The Rams have won just one match in 10 fixtures and are currently placed in 20th place in the league.

Manager Nigel Pearson also left the club on Saturday, leaving former Huddersfield and Charlton boss Chris Powell to take charge of the Midlands side.

In other Leeds team news, the FA have confirmed that Garry Monk will serve a one-match touchline ban during Saturday’s league clash against Derby.