Danny Mills has suggested that Pontus Jansson will try to get the Leeds United fans on side when he returns to Elland Road with Brentford on Wednesday night.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England full-back says that the Swedish star will have a huge part to play in the Championship clash if he does feature and that the home faithful will not treat him kindly despite three years at the club.
Jansson made the surprise move from the Whites to the Bees this summer, having played a major role in helping Marcelo Bielsa’s side to the play-off semi-finals last season.
With his return coming early in the season, Mills has suggested that Jansson may try to act friendly towards the fans but that the supporters will not treat him the same.
Asked how the Leeds fans would treat Jansson on his return, Mills told Football Insider: “Badly. I think he’ll be booed at every opportunity.
“It will be interesting to see what he does. He might come out and try to get the Leeds fans on side but they’ll not be having any of it.
“It’s a big game against Brentford, obviously Jansson is a big part of that, whether he plays or not remains to be seen.”
Jansson has played every minute of Brentford’s Championship campaign so far after being handed the captain’s armband at Griffin Park.
The Bees come into the tie having played out a 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday, with a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough and a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham their other league results.