Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson’s knee complaint from Friday night’s win over Derby County is a minor issue and the Sweden international will be fit and available for the Whites’ next game – according to the star’s brother.

The Scandinavian enforcer put in a dominant performance in the 2-0 win, which keeps the Elland Road outfit top of the Championship standings.

However, at the full-time whistle, Jansson was slumped on the pitch and looked to be receiving attention from the Leeds medical staff.

A possible knee injury was coined, leaving the Whites fans worried about the defensive talisman.

However, Peter Jansson has responded to the Leeds fans asking him about his brother, stating that the Swede will be ready for the next game against Stoke on Saturday.

The former Torino defender’s importance to the Leeds team cannot be understated, with the Scandinavian’s physicality, leadership and athleticism a key reason for the side having a positive campaign.

With Liam Cooper and youngster Aapo Halme the only other recognised centre-halves in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, losing Jansson at this stage of the season could be disastrous.

Leeds are top of the Championship table by four points from Sheffield United and Norwich City.


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