Leeds defender Pontus Jansson will captain his national side against Romania tomorrow evening. The Swedish side are beginning to ramp up their preparations for the World Cup in Russia and Jansson will be part of a side that is expected to be a slight experiment tomorrow.

Pontus Jansson hasn’t had a great season at Leeds and his confidence has drained in recent times. Since losing his partner Kyle Bartley things haven’t gone so well, despite such a good start to the season. The Swedish international will certainly be in the squad that heads to Russia although he doesn’t often get a game for Sweden from the start of games. The national sides will now be experimenting ahead of the tournament and it’s a chance for players to impress and stake a claim to be in the squad or even the starting eleven. Jansson getting the captaincy for the game shows how respected he is amongst the national squad at it will do him the world of confidence.

The trip to Sweden has revealed that Jansson isn’t fully sure if he will be at Leeds United next season. He spoke to the Swedish media and said he would need to listen to what the club had to say about going forward after such a disappointing season, one where we have gone a long way backwards on the pitch. He signed a new five-year-deal earlier this season which is a huge commitment and it certainly means any move from Leeds would take a very large figure, but hopefully Andrea Radrizzani has a plan to push on again and he won’t only need to convince Pontus Jansson, Pablo Hernandez another who wants to know the direction the club is going, because it’s not somewhere where he’ll stay for a big wage because he won’t get one.

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