Neil Redfearn: Leeds 26-year-old must do this against Burton
By Dominic Toner
Neil Redfearn believes that Leeds have a good chance of keeping a clean sheet against Burton if defender Pontus Jansson plays his natural game.
The 26-year-old has emerged as a crucial player for the Whites this season and been a formidable presence at centre-back.
Garry Monk will be hoping his key players perform on Saturday when his side face an away match against Burton in the Championship.
The Yorkshire giants have slipped outside of the play-offs on goal difference, but will finish in the top six if they win all three of their remaining league fixtures.
Jansson is walking on a tightrope as he will serve a three-game suspension if he picks up one more yellow card, with 14 already to his name this season.
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Redfearn feels that the Sweden international needs to forget about his possible suspension and play his normal aggressive style.
“He’s just got to concentrate on the next game which is Burton,” Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire. “He’s got to make sure he is in that starting line-up and he’s not got to worry about getting booked, he’s got to go be himself because if he does that then there is a good chance Leeds will keep a clean sheet down there.”
Jansson has made a great impact at Elland Road since his arrival and become a big favourite with the club’s supporters.
The defender has formed a solid partnership alongside teammate Kyle Bartley and the pair have been extremely difficult to break down this campaign.
They will be hoping to nullify Burton’s attacking threat at the weekend and allow Leeds’ attacking players to cause the damage, with 28-goal hero Chris Wood the most likely source.
In other Leeds news, David Prutton has predicted the clash against Burton.