Leeds fans react to Jansson fitness update

Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to Marcelo Bielsa’s first pre-match press conference, where the boss indicated Pontus Jansson will not play against Stoke.

Leeds have an absolutely brutal opening fixture list to start the season, and it is imperative they get off to a good start.

Fans are already fearing the worst though, after Bielsa confirmed that Jansson is not ready for action yet.

The towering Swede had some poor moments last season, but he is still far and away the club’s best centre back.

Bielsa said the World Cup ace only returned from holiday six days ago, and that he must “take this into account”.

Given the time it takes to adjust players to a new style and system, it seems unlikely that he will play, and Leeds’ lack of defensive signings is starting to look like a real error.

Stoke are many people’s pick to win the league this season, and facing them without Jansson does seem like a disaster waiting to happen.

Fans are cursing the fact that a new centre back has not been signed, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…