The injury to Pontus Jansson didn’t look great on Saturday. It was hard to make out what had happened at the time, and although many claim Sol Bamba intentionally hurt Jansson is clearly wasn’t the case. A family member of Jansson yesterday confirmed the player will be fit for Saturday’s game at Sheffield United.
Jansson and Bamba came together inside the Cardiff City box during the first half on Saturday but there was really nothing in it. Jansson was stretchered off and was ruled out of the game by Thomas Christiansen despite the head-coach not knowing the extent of his injury. This was a common occurrence for Christiansen who also claimed that Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts were injured when they clearly weren’t and little things like this all added up, along with some dreadful performances and cost him the job. Jansson probably wouldn’t have played on Saturday if Thomas Christiansen was still in charge, the head-coach would have made a point of not playing home after saying he was injured.
Jansson is a key player for this club going forward and although a two game ban is on the horizon we need him now more than ever because in terms of a front two and a fiery game the Sheffield United one is up there with any team in the league. Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke will be a handful on the day and it’s so important that Jansson plays. As it was one of his family members confirmed that he was fit to play on Saturday despite the injury which probably wasn’t the idea from the club, they would have wanted to let it run until Friday before confirming but at least we all know now. Leeds are already without Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper and Samu Saiz through suspension and Conor Shaughnessy, Caleb Ekuban and Luke Ayling through injury.