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9th Dec, 2016 | 12:20pm

Pontus Jansson issues rallying cry ahead of Brighton clash

By Dominic Toner

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson believes they can beat anyone ahead of the match against Brighton.

The Whites travel to Brighton on Friday night for a Championship game and will start the game as the outside bet.

Garry Monk’s side are currently fourth in the league table and are in strong form, but their opposition have also been excellent this season.

Chris Hughton’s side are second in the Championship and will move above league leaders Newcastle with a victory.

Jansson feels that Leeds will be tested on Friday against good opposition, but have a huge confidence going into every match.

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“Brighton is going to be a tough game, they are at the top end of the table for a reason, I hear they have good fans and a good football stadium,” Jansson said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “We go into every game believing we can win now, we have good momentum and we are playing good football.

“We have to believe again on Friday, that we can come out of the match with three points.”

Leeds have won five of their last six league games and have climbed into the play-off positions as a result.

They have been extremely solid defensively during that run and kept three clean sheets in wins against Aston Villa, Burton and Wolves.

The Whites centre-back Jansson is an integral part of the team’s success and has a great understanding alongside team-mate Kyle Bartley.

The 25-year-old has become a fan favourite at Elland Road since his arrival on a season-long loan from Italian club Torino and is hoping to guide Leeds back to the Premier League.

In other Leeds news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the outcome of the game against Brighton.