'Promotion 18/19 here we come', Best in years - Leeds fans react after ace drops transfer hint
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter after Pontus Jansson hinted he will remain at the club next season.
The Sweden international took to his personal Twitter account late on Saturday night to express his delight at the team returning to winning ways with a 2-1 Championship win against Barnsley on Saturday.
The Swedish centre-back revealed it was “fantastic to be back and help my team get winning again” following what “has been a dark 2018” and dropped a major hint about his 2018-19 plans by insisting “we have to show results next season”.
Fantastic to be back and help my team get winning again! Than nice to visit the LUDO event and meet up with nice people! Has been a dark 2018, at least nice with some positive things before we have to show results next season! Thanks for today! pic.twitter.com/UALLWvS0OF
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) April 21, 2018
Jansson was restored to the starting XI against Paul Heckingbottom’s former club after missing the defeat against Aston Villa due to injury.
He was paired by rookie Paudie O’Connor in the centre of defence, with Matthew Pennington moving across to right-back, and United secured only their third win since Heckingbottom took charge at the start of February.
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The defender’s future is up in the air in the summer after Leeds’ play-off dream was left in tatters by a wretched second half of the season
A section of supporters are hugely encouraged by what he said in his tweet, while others predicted he will quit anyway in the forthcoming window.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Promotion 18/19 here we come!????
— Roger Ljungqvist (@RogerLjungqvis1) April 22, 2018
Best player defender we’ve seen in years, imagine not supporting the fella
— Joeyyy (@JoeWainwright10) April 21, 2018
We need you back to your brilliant best magic man. Tough season all round but you ate still an important part of our club and future MOT
— Grant Heseltine (@GrantHeseltine) April 21, 2018
He needs equally good players around him. You can’t expect him to carry the entire back 4 and expect him to enjoy his job. If he’s gunna stay we need quality signings this summer. Suspect he’ll go though.. #hadenough
— mozzie (@mozzie33) April 21, 2018
You need to get your passion back!
— Luke Cook (@luke_cook_) April 21, 2018
Where’s your fight gone?
— LUFC South Stand (@SouthStand_LUFC) April 21, 2018
— MagicHat (@bro4dylufc) April 22, 2018
— Jake Pattinson (@JakeRPattinson) April 21, 2018
Hope you stay
— Robbo (@_RobsonParker) April 21, 2018