Date: 17th December 2016 at 7:05pm
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By Amir Mir

Pontus Jansson hailed the “fighting spirit” of Leeds following their 1-0 win over Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

The popular centre-back showed his passion when the winning goal was scored as the on-loan Torino player played the full match and helped his side keep a clean sheet in the process.

Kyle Bartley scored a late headed goal to give Garry Monk’s side a much-needed three points in their fight for promotion.

That win now means the Whites have now won four out of their last five league games, with their sole loss coming against Brighton.

After the match Jansson posted this message to supporters on his personal Twitter account.

Jansson has played 16 Championship games for the Yorkshire club this season, scoring one goal.

Additionally, the Sweden international has helped his side record an impressive seven clean sheets during those encounters, including three on the bounce at home.

As a result Leeds are fifth in the league table on 38 points from 22 games, seven points off a an automatic spot.

Monk’s side have a busy and important festive period coming up. They first travel to Deepdale to take on Preston on Boxing Day.

They then visit the Midlands for a mouth-watering tie against Aston Villa three days later, before beginning the new year with a home tie against Rotherham.

In other Leeds news, manager Garry Monk explains the most pleasing aspect of the Brentford win.