Leeds United fans have been on social media reacting to a report that Pontus Jansson has been forced to withdraw from the Sweden squad with a foot problem.
Jansson picked up the injury in Leeds’ 4-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Championship at the weekend, and according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, has now been forced to leave the Sweden squad.
Leeds are yet to comment on the severity of the injury, but the club’s supporters are already fearing that the 19-time international could be set for a period on the sidelines.
The Whites are already without defenders Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi with knee and hamstring injuries respectively, and losing Jansson for a long period would be a huge blow to the club’s chances of earning promotion to the Premier League.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa recently said that it would be difficult to sign new players in January, but the club could be forced into the transfer market if Jansson has to spend an extended spell on the sidelines.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Leeds fans can be seen below:
We’ve needed another CB all season, longer than that perhaps, and what do we do….nothing. Bielsa in all his wisdom is still learning about this league, so hopefully he gets someone in in January otherwise we will struggle. If Pontus is out for a while we are in trouble.
— Steve Owen (@LMS55ENORMANTON) November 12, 2018
Nothing but bad news at the moment Beginning to think we’re cursed Reality is size od squad I know size isnt everything but all joking aside we need recruits asap
— CurlyHillLeeds (@HillCurly) November 12, 2018
Good grief. Their is something of the ‘plaything of the gods’ when your manager says he’s happy with the squad size, and then subsequently players start dropping left, right and centre….
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) November 12, 2018
So, we are on the verge of no defence. Might as well just play 5 strikers and 5 midfielders with a keeper… ?
— Manny (@manraj_hayre) November 12, 2018
I actually think we are a cursed team
— Big Cheese (@Bielsas_Game) November 12, 2018
— Matt Ashton (@MattAshtonDJ) November 12, 2018
That’s us stuffed. Cooper isn’t good enough but without Pontus. We don’t stand a chance!
— Dkts (@Dkts9) November 12, 2018
This is an absolute joke now, obviously been over trained arnt they, let’s not pretend otherwise.
— christo (@christomofo) November 12, 2018