By Will Butcher
Pontus Jansson has issued a Twitter rallying call ahead of Leeds’ Yorkshire derby against Barnsley on Saturday.
The Sweden international has been in fine form for the Championship outfit, but is a doubt to face the Tykes after being taken off against Bristol City on Tuesday night with concerns over his hamstring.
However, the 25-year-old called for “players and fans” to come “together” and make Saturday “fantastic” for the club on his personal Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
The Torino loanee was replaced by Liam Cooper on Tuesday night as a “precaution”, and without the 6ft 5in colossus Leeds succumbed to a 1-0 loss after Marlon Pack stroked home a golden chance into the roof of the net.
Jansson has impressed during his early days as a Leeds defender, helping the Yorkshire giants record three clean sheets during their impressive winning streak against the likes of Blackburn, Cardiff and Ipswich.
The defender will partner fellow loanee Kyle Bartley at the back if he manages to return to full fitness, and simultaneously make his seventh appearance for Garry Monk’s side.
A win for Leeds on Saturday could see them move into the top half of the table, but a loss could just as easily see Monk’s side slip towards the Championship relegation zone.