Leeds fans split over who should replace injured Pontus Jansson

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the suggestion that Gaetano Berardi is the solution to the club’s defensive injury concerns.

On Monday, Pontus Jansson was ruled out for up to three weeks by the Whites after suffering a knee injury in their 1-0 defeat at home to Sheffield United on Saturday, and he could miss crucial games versus Millwall and Birmingham City.

Berardi could be set to replace the Sweden international after recovering from a torn hamstring which has restricted him to just nine Championship appearances this term.

Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa is a known admirer of the Switzerland international, and regarded him as one of his first-choice defenders until he suffered that injury back in October.

For some fans, the passion and dedication that Berardi demonstrates on the pitch is precisely what the Elland Road club need as they look to force their way back into the automatic promotion places with just eight games of the season left to play.

Others have questioned his defensive capabilities and proposed that alternative options, including highly-rated youngster Aapo Halme, could provide better cover before Jansson is fit to return.

After Phil Hay tweeted that Berardi could return to the starting line-up, fans were quick to have their say…