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Leeds United round-up: Jansson injury worry, Whelan on ‘perfect’ break and Strachan’s belief

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Leeds United round-up: Jansson injury worry, Whelan on ‘perfect’ break and Strachan’s belief

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Jansson injury

Leeds United are sweating over an injury to star defender Pontus Jansson.

The Swedish defender has pulled out of his nation’s latest squad with a foot problem, as reported by Leeds Live. The injury was picked up in the 4-1 loss to West Brom at the weekend.

Leeds will be hoping the injury is not serious. The club are currently without Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and Tom Pearce at the back because of injury trouble. Losing Jansson would be a massive blow.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Kemar Roofe of Leeds United and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United close out Harvey Barnes of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United at The Hawthorns on November 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

‘Perfect’ timing

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes that the international break has come at the perfect time for the club.


Leeds were humbled by West Brom at the weekend. The Baggies cruised to a 4-1 victory as a visibly stretched Leeds side struggled to cope with their pacey attack.

Whelan feels that the time off gives the players time to ‘reflect’ on what went wrng so they can ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Strachan’s belief

Another former Leeds player has been discussing the club’s fortunes this week. Gordon Strachan, who won the First Division title with Leeds, believed Leeds are a club that ‘should’ be in the top-flight.

He also added his belief that Leeds would ‘absolutely’ make the Premier League better should they win promotion this season.

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