By Alex Stevens
Noel Whelan has sent a message on Twitter to Leeds cult hero Pontus Jansson to thank him for joining the club this summer.
Centre-back Jansson has made a huge impact at Elland Road since joining in the summer on a season-long loan from Torino.
He has quickly become a fan favourite and terrace hero as a result of both his defensive dominance and obvious passion for the team.
Jansson delivered another barnstorming display on Saturday as Leeds defeated Wolves 1-0 at Molineux through a second-half goal from Kemar Roofe.
Ex-Leeds striker Whelan subsequently posted a message on his personal Twitter account to the Sweden international.
“This man is what Leeds is all about,” Whelan said to Jansson. “Thank you for being at our club.”
@PJansson5 this man is what Leeds United is all about , thank you for being at our club MOT
— Noel David Whelan (@NoelDavidWhelan) October 22, 2016
Jansson, 25, has now started nine Championship games, and 10 in all competitions, for Leeds as he develops a growing reputation as one of the outstanding centre-backs in the second tier.
In other Leeds news, the BBC have aimed a dig at the club on Twitter with a Jack Wilshere comparison.