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16th Oct, 2016 | 11:51am

Pontus Jansson delivers strong Leeds message ahead of Wigan clash

By Dominic Toner

Defender Pontus Jansson believes that Leeds can bounce back in their next game against Wigan.

The Whites fell to a 1-0 away defeat at Derby on Saturday and slipped down to 13th in the Championship.

Johnny Russell scored the decisive goal in the 56th minute, as manager Steve McClaren got off to the perfect start.

McClaren began his second spell in charge of Derby as manager with victory and halted Leeds’ momentum.

Garry Monk’s side had won five of their last six games before the match, but failed to convert their chances in front of goal.

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Jansson believes that Leeds can make a statement in their next league match against Wigan on Tuesday.

“Thanks for your support! Just give us Tuesday and Wigan gonna pay for this, thats our focus from tomorrow,” Jansson wrote on his personal Twitter account.

On-loan Jansson has become a firm favourite at Elland Road since his arrival from Italian side Torino in the summer.

The 25-year-old centre-back has formed a strong partnership alongside Kyle Bartley in defence and the pair are Monk’s first-choice options.

The Swede has made eight appearances for the club and has helped them recover from a poor start to the season.

In other Leeds team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Kalvin Philipps’ display against Derby.