By Wayne Veysey

20th Aug, 2016 | 12:08pm

Monk reveals why Jansson is not in Leeds squad to face Sheff Weds

By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk has revealed that new signing Pontus Jansson needs “more work” before he can be named in the Leeds team.

The centre-back completed a loan move from Torino on Thursday as he became the Yorkshire giants’ 10th summer signing.

But manager Monk revealed that Jansson is not quite sharp enough to play and did not name him in his 18-man squad for the Saturday lunchtime Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

“Pontus himself needs a bit more work,” Monk the official Leeds website shortly before kick-off on Saturday. “But that’s normal and natural, as he’s only come into the building for a couple of days.”

Leeds have selected the same back four that played in the 1-1 midweek draw against Fulham, with Kyle Bartley and Liam Cooper lining up in the centre-back positions and skipper Sol Bamba once again on the bench.

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The other new signing Liam Bridcutt slots straight into the side after completing a protracted move from Sunderland on Tuesday.

The midfield enforcer, who spent last season on loan at Elland Road, partners youngster Ronaldo Vieira in central midfield as the midweek combination of Kalvin Phillips and Pablo Hernandez drop to the bench.

Stuart Dallas and Kemar Roofe are also omitted from the team as Monk overhauls his entire midfield, with Hadi Sacko and Alex Mowatt returning to the starting XI.

Leeds once again field attacking duo Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood, and stick with the same back four in midweek.

Leeds can propel themselves to the top-half of the Championship table with a win, as former Swansea boss Monk looks to secure his first win as pressure mounts on his Elland Road stay.

Cash-rich Sheffield Wednesday have struggled after their opening day victory against Aston Villa. They were the victims of Cambridge United’s EFL Cup giant-killing, before losing to newly promoted Burnley on Tuesday.

In other Leeds team news, this young midfielder has put pen to paper after agreeing a deal with Leeds.