Charlie Taylor hails Leeds teammate as a brilliant player who takes pressure off everyone
By Harvey Byrne
Charlie Taylor has hailed Leeds team-mate Pontus Jansson as “brilliant” in the side’s back four.
The pair started the match against Bristol City on Tuesday evening, where the Yorkshire giants suffered a 1-0 defeat against the south west club due to a second-half Marlon Pack strike.
Jansson, who’s currently on loan with Garry Monk’s side suffered an injury in the match and had to come off at half-time.
In an interview to BBC Radio Leeds after the match, Taylor, hailed the Sweden international as brilliant and highlighted the qualities he brings to the side.
“He’s brilliant, especially from corners and set-pieces he takes a lot of pressure off of the team,” said Taylor to the Yorkshire radio station.
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“He’s a big commanding figure at the back and he’s come into the team and made a great start to his Leeds career.”
Jansson, 25, completed a season-long loan move to Elland Road in the summer from Italian side Torino.
Following the transfer the Sweden international revealed that there was a clause in the move stating that if he featured in 20 matches, Leeds would make the deal a permanent one.
He has so far featured in six encounters for the club in all competitions and Jansson looks to have become a key part in Monk’s defence.
However, the injury will have come as a blow to the former Swansea manager, with his side conceding just two goals from six games with Jansson on the pitch.
The Yorkshire giants also currently have just three senior centre-backs in their side following the departure of Sol Bamba, meaning that a further injury or suspension to Kyle Bartley or Liam Cooper could severely damage the side.
In other Leeds team news, fans have questioned Luke Ayling’s performance on Twitter after the clash against Bristol City.