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Leeds United round-up: Jansson praised, Roofe return and Brown update

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Leeds United round-up: Jansson praised, Roofe return and Brown update

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

Jansson form

Marcelo Bielsa has been lauding the performances of Swedish defender Pontus Jansson. The Argentine was speaking after the centre-back had scored a late equaliser against Brentford in the Championship yesterday.

Not only did he score the equaliser but he also put in an incredible defensive performance, keeping the Championship’s leading marksman Neal Maupay quiet.

Bielsa stated that Jansson is currently ‘playing his best football’ after his excellent display. Leeds will now hope the Swede is not sanctioned for his post-match criticism of referee Jeremy Simpson, who he accused of ‘robbing’ the game from Leeds.

SWANSEA, WALES – AUGUST 21: Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe during the Sky Bet Championship match between City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Roofe return

Kemar Roofe has confirmed he will be fit for Leeds’ game against Blackburn Rovers after the international break.

The forward, who has been injured since mid-September, confirmed to a fan on Instagram that he will be back from his knee injury for the clash.


Roofe has scored four goals in six Championship games for Leeds this season.

Brown date

Leeds fans will have to wait a little longer to see Izzy Brown in action. Managing Director Angus Kinnear confirmed in his programme notes yesterday that the Chelsea loanee will be in first-team action from January.

He also allayed fears regarding paying his wages at present, with it confirmed Chelsea are still covering a large portion of his salary until he is fit.

The 21-year-old is recovering from an ACL tear.

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