By Amir Mir

Pontus Jansson has stated on Twitter that he is now focused for Leeds’ clash against Newcastle at Elland Road on Sunday after a “fantastic ten days” with Sweden.

Centre-back Jansson participated in two fixtures for his home country over the international break, including a 2-1 loss against France in a World Cup qualifier in Paris.

The 25-year-old also played the full match as Janne Andersson’s side beat Hungary 2-0 in a friendly at the Ferenc Puskas stadium on Tuesday.

Now, the on-loan Torino defender is preparing for a highly-anticipated clash against league leaders Newcastle after he posted this message on his personal Twitter account.

Since his summer arrival from Italy, Jansson has become a popular figure among the Elland Road faithful for his likeable personality and tough tacking approach on the field.

The Sweden international has played 12 Championship and EFL Cup fixtures for Garry Monk’s side, scoring one goal in the 3-2 win against Norwich at Carrow Road prior to the international break.

Jansson, who has helped the Yorkshire club keep four clean sheets this term, will be hoping to continue his side’s promotion push.

Monk’s side currently hold the final play-off spot with 26 points from 16 games, but they are 11 points behind Rafa Benitez’ men who lead the race to the Premier League.

In other Leeds team news, supporters on Twitter have reacted with mixed emotions as Steve Evans lands a new job.