Jansson sends Twitter message to Leeds teammate after tough FA Cup win v Cambridge
By Will Butcher
Pontus Jansson wants to see Leeds stopper Liam Cooper return from injury quickly after he picked up a knock against Cambridge on Monday night.
Cooper, 25, was substituted in the 71st minute of the 2-1 FA Cup third-round win at Abbey Road.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Jansson described the win as a “tough game” as well as remaining hopeful that Cooper will return from injury after leaving the stadium on crutches.
Manager Garry Monk is also optimistic that Cooper will be able to return in time for Friday night’s crucial Championship clash against Derby to soften his centre-back crisis.
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To make matters worse, Sweden international Jansson picked up his 10th yellow card of the season and that will see him suspended for two games, with Kyle Bartley remaining as Leeds only other centre-back.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay quoted Monk after the game as saying the injury was an impact one and not serious, and he hopes Cooper can return to face Steve McClaren’s side.
Cooper was on crutches as he left tonight but Monk said it's an impact injury to his leg and he's hopeful Cooper will be fit for Derby.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 9, 2017
Leeds secured victory to the fourth round of the FA Cup despite going 1-0 down in front of the League Two side’s home crowd, after target man Uche Ikpeazu had given Shaun Derry’s side the lead.
But an equaliser from Northern Ireland’s Stuart Dallas put Leeds on level terms after a superb assist from Alex Mowatt, before the rejuvenated Mowatt scored the winner with a header.
Monk’s Yorkshire giants will now face either AFC Wimbledon or Sutton United, after the two sides drew 0-0 on Saturday.
In other Leeds news, fans have lambasted this 25-year-old on Twitter after a shaky display.