'Positive news' – Leeds handed massive fitness boost ahead of clash v Sheffield United
Leeds United enforcer Pontus Jansson will be fit to play against Sheffield United on Saturday, according to his brother Peter.
Jansson was taken off with an injury in the 4-1 defeat to Cardiff after 30 minutes, with the score at 1-0 to Cardiff.
Peter Jansson was asked whether the Leeds fan favourite would be fit for the game and Jansson replied, “Ready for Paul’s Saturday selection!”
Ready for Paul’s Saturday selection!
— Peter Jansson (@pejansson) February 6, 2018
The news was picked up by Phil hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post who claimed it was “positive news”.
Positive news on Jansson from one of his relatives – says Pontus will be fit to play at Bramall Lane:https://t.co/rn3lDgom1V
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 7, 2018
The Leeds squad has been decimated recently with injuries and suspensions.
Conor Shaughnessy was the latest to pick up what looked like a long-term injury, with Luke Ayling already out for the season.
When Jansson was taken off, Stuart Dallas came on to play at right-back while Gaetano Berardi moved to centre back in what Hay called, “Last man standing” at the back for Leeds.
Berardi was then sent off to make things even worse for his Leeds side and they eventually lost 4-1.
That led to Thomas Christiansen getting sacked and Paul Heckingbottom coming in, and the good news for the new manager is that it looks like he’ll have the club’s best enforcer fit to play on Saturday.
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