Leeds fans urge Jansson to take controversial action v Wolves
By Danny Wright
Leeds fans are urging Pontus Jansson to pick up a deliberate yellow card against Wolves on Monday.
The 26-year-old centre-back is currently on 14 bookings for the campaign and one more will see him receive a three-match suspension.
Jansson, on loan from Torino, has been one of Leeds’ best performers this season and has carved himself into a favourite of the Elland Road faithful.
However they want him to take controversial action and get his suspension out of the way or he could see himself banned for their potential play-off fixtures.
There are three games left of the regular Championship season after Monday meaning that if Jansson doesn’t find himself in the referee’s book against Wolves, he will run the risk of missing at least one play-off match should Leeds qualify.
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The worst case scenario could see the 12-times Swedish international keep his disciplinary record intact until the season-ending fixture against Wigan. If the towering defender picks up a yellow card in that game – he will miss the entirety of the play-offs.
Supporters of the Yorkshire club know that it could be a huge risk but are still persuading Jansson to effectively take one for the team.
However, third-choice centre-back Liam Cooper is currently suspended until the Wigan clash, adding another layer of depth to the conundrum.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Leeds fans:
Jansson & cheap yellow don't happen. The mans a walking disciplinary problem despite his amazing displays for us. He'll get a yellow #lufc
— @ (@deancore) April 17, 2017
Tricky situation to manage. Can't be missing in the playoffs but also don't want to jeopardise getting there.
— Eddie Killerby (@killerby92) April 17, 2017
Agreed Jansson could do with getting booked today… don't do a Neymar though…. #lufc
— Just Chris (@Chrisisi) April 17, 2017
Also Jansson to pick up a booking today #lufc
— MDH the I (@Denton91) April 17, 2017
Providing LUFC are winning tomorrow, Jansson needs to take a yellow late on.
— HungryDuck (@avantiproperty) April 16, 2017
@LUFC pls make sure Pontus Jansson gets a yellow card against Wolves on Monday
— Danny (@R9Rai) April 15, 2017
Gotta get Jansson to take a yellow v Wolves @GarryMonk
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) April 15, 2017
Jansson has made 33 appearances across all competitions for the West Yorkshire club this season.
He picked up his 14th yellow card of the campaign in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
Leeds aren’t assured of a play-off place yet and could find themselves in seventh-place by the end of Monday’s fixtures if results go against them.
According to The Sun on Sunday, Southampton are looking to sign the centre-back for £13.5million.
In other Leeds news, fans want Monk to start this midfield starlet against Wolves.