Pontus Jansson is set to miss out of the Burnley game tomorrow night after picking up an injury in the game at Millwall on Saturday afternoon. Jansson has pulled up a few times this season but carried on, he couldn’t do that on Saturday and you knew it was more serious because he left us with 10 men on the park.
Thomas Christiansen has said that Jansson won’t be made available for selection tomorrow and will remain in Leeds to train ahead of recovering his fitness ahead of the game on Saturday against Ipswich, a game that is far more important. Liam Cooper may make the game after suffering a back injury towards the end of the game against Birmingham City and even Matthew Pennington could return tomorrow after rolling his ankle on the opening day at Bolton Wanderers. He may well start the game but if Cooper is fit it may be a case of starting him on the bench.
Jansson will hopefully be fit for the game on Saturday, a crucial fixture against Ipswich is followed by two very tough away games, one at Cardiff City and one at Sheffield Wednesday. The next three league games will tell us how far we have come this season and if we can respond after the disappointing defeat at Millwall. The fitness of Pontus Jansson will also be extremely important in the outcome of this season because he has played seven league games, and conceded just one goal in that time, an incredible statistic for the Swedish international. Fingers crossed he makes a full recovery ahead of the weekend.