Jansson jokes that Leeds United teammate should be fined

There is a positive aura around Leeds United at the moment following a positive few months.

Despite losing manager Garry Monk and leading goalscorer Chris Wood, the Whites are progressing well this season.

Under new boss Thomas Christiansen, the club reside third in the Championship, four points adrift of leaders Cardiff City after five games.

Leeds are yet to suffer defeat in the league having won three and drawn two, so it is understandable that the players are in good spirits.

Ahead of a meet-and-greet with fans at the Merrion Centre on Thursday, Pontus Jansson tweeted that his teammate Ronaldo Vieira should be fined for turning up late.

The pair were due to begin the event at 5pm, but it seems that everything was delayed slightly due to the 19-year-old midfielder.

It is not uncommon for footballers to be punished for missing scheduled meetings or being late for training.

It is fair to say, though, that Jansson’s comment was made firmly with tongue in cheek.

The defender has become a crucial part of Leeds’ team following his impressive loan spell last season.

Vieira has also established himself as an important member after breaking through the club’s academy in 2016.

The Whites will be in action again on Saturday when they face Burton Albion at Elland Road.