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Peter Lorimer suggests Pontus Jansson should feature against Huddersfield

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) and Pontus Jansson celebrate after the match

Leeds United will face Huddersfield Town in the Championship this weekend.

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Peter Lorimer has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that Pontus Jansson should feature in Leeds United’s Championship game against Huddersfield Town this weekend.

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Huddersfield at Elland Road.

Former Leeds attacking midfielder Lorimer has suggested that Jansson should play in the match.

The 25-year-old defender joined the West Yorkshire outfit from Italian club Torino on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.

Wayne Routledge of Swansea City (R) in action with Pontus Jansson of Malmo

The Sweden international centre-back has yet to feature in the Championship this season for Garry Monk’s side.

Leeds legend Lorimer has suggested that the former Malmo FF star should play against Huddersfield this weekend.

The former Scotland international has also claimed that head coach Garry Monk does not know his best XI yet and has outlined the team’s problems in defence.

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) and Pontus Jansson celebrate after the match

“The worrying thing for me is the familiar mistakes at the back,” Lorimer told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “That was a big problem last season and if we’re being honest, it’s been a problem for many years – the fact that the opposition aren’t often forced to score good goals against us.

“I thought Jansson looked good in the League Cup game at Luton and I’d like to see what he can do. He looks big and strong and we need some mettle in there.”

“With Leeds I feel that Garry Monk is still trying to get his best team settled in his head,” added Lorimer. “He’s new to the club, a lot of players have come in and some of them quite late on.

“It’ll take him some time to feel like everything is settled. Last month was an obvious disappointment. You always want a good start and we haven’t come up with it.”

Leeds will head into the game against Huddersfield on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship.

The Whites, who are aiming to finish in the top six this season, are just a place above the relegation zone at the moment.

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