Leeds United maintained their charge for automatic promotion to the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win over strugglers Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.
Of course, they could give their promotion credentials an even bigger boost with victory over Sheffield United at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Blades are also in the thick of the Championship promotion race, and this weekend’s clash could be a season-defining encounter for both clubs.
Marcelo Bielsa will be desperate to guide the Whites to victory over the Bramall Lane outfit, and will know that his side have what it takes.
However, the recent 3-1 defeat at the hands of fellow title-chasers Norwich City may still be in the back of the minds of the Leeds squad.
28-year-old centre-back Pontus Jansson is clearly optimistic though, as the 20-cap Sweden international has taken to Twitter to urge the Elland Road faithful to arrive early, in their droves, to support the team.
Have a look at how fans reacted down below…
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) 12 March 2019
Many Leeds fans have taken to Twitter themselves to respond to the 6’4” star’s post…
You can’t force atmospheres it just happens. We built up Norwich too much and shouldn’t against Sheff Utd just treat it like every other game
— #100YearsOfLovingLeedsUnited (@100YearsOfLUFC) 12 March 2019
See you there at 11.30am PJ
— Adam (@Adz_Lufc93) 12 March 2019
It’s a big game; be up for it but don’t put too much pressure on yourselves unless you can handle it. Try to enjoy it and we will too. That will create the perfect storm. I’ll be there early, of course
— Robert Hardy (@mightywrites) 13 March 2019
Saturday you will have the biggest support in decades. You and the boys will smash Sheffield. MOT
— Garry Maltby (@maltbyg72) 12 March 2019
pressures getting to the players already. this is massive
— Danny (@DannyLUFC_) 12 March 2019
— Jake Andrew Foster (@JakeFoster1992) 13 March 2019
Born to play for Leeds this bloke epitomises everything it is to be Leeds just pure passion and fight!! Don’t have enough superlatives for you Pontus
— Stewart Hamilton (@StewHamilton92) 13 March 2019
— Andy Knapper (@AndyKnapper123) 12 March 2019