By Will Butcher

Pontus Jansson has labelled Leeds’ recent run of results as a “fantastic month” for the Yorkshire giants.

The 25-year-old endeared himself to the Leeds faithful even further on Saturday, as he scored his first goal for the club with a well-timed header against Norwich during their emphatic 3-2 win.

Posting on his personal Instagram page, Jansson revealed his delight at Leeds’ recent form and is looking to maintain that winning feeling against Newcastle on November 20.

Since the last international break, Leeds have recorded three wins from five games as well as a EFL Cup penalty shootout win against the Canaries.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

On loan at Leeds from Serie A outfit Torino, Jansson is currently on international duty with Sweden as they face France in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase.

Capped eight times by his country, Jansson will be looking to earn a ninth as Sweden also take on Hungary on November 15.

The 6ft 5in colossus has already become a fan favourite at Elland Road despite playing in just 12 league and cup encounters. In those 12, Jansson has played an integral part in keeping five clean sheets.

His partnership with fellow defensive loanee Kyle Bartley has seen Leeds prosper under manager Garry Monk, as they sit in the Championship playoffs after nine wins from 12 games.

A win against the Toon in 12 days’ time could see Leeds strengthen their position in the top six, as they look to use Elland Road’s first sell-out crown in six years to their advantage.

In other Leeds news, this senior star is a doubt for the heavyweight clash against Rafa Benitez’s side after pulling out of international duty.