By Wayne Veysey

22nd Apr, 2018 | 7:54am

Leeds senior player posts heartfelt Twitter message admitting to 'dark' days

By Richard Parks

Pontus Jansson has posted a heartfelt Twitter message in which he admitted to “dark” times in what has been a wretched opening quarter of 2018.

The Leeds United defender took to his personal social media 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.

Jansson was restored to the starting XI after missing the previous match against Aston Villa, which his side lost 1-0, due to injury as he was paired by rookie Paudie O’Connor in the centre of defence.

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”.

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Few footballers are as honest with their opinions and talking as Jansson, whose heart-on-the-sleeve style of play has made him a huge favourite among Leeds supporters since he joined in the summer of 2016, initially on loan. His second campaign has not lived up to the sky-high heights of his first as Jansson has been affected by the wretched plummet in form and confidence of those around him. But the Sweden international is the club’s outstanding player and prize asset, and they are bound to suffer if he is prised away during the summer window. His future is open to doubt, but one thing is for certain; Jansson cares massively about Leeds and doing his job well.

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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