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Leeds' Pontus Jansson speaks out on being dropped, discussion with Monk

Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring the second goal for Leeds United

Leeds United centre-back comments on recent omission.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the gamePontus Jansson of Leeds United

Leeds United centre-back Pontus Jansson has spoken out about being dropped at the weekend.

Jansson was omitted for the Whites' fixture against Brighton, which they won 2-0, despite usually being a regular in the XI.

Speaking to Fotboll Skanalen in his native Sweden, Jansson said he could not argue with the decision given that Leeds were victorious without him.

He said: "It was the coach's decision altogether, he said it was his way of looking at it and his decision. I respect it fully and we won the game so we can not blame him for that. He stands behind his decision.

"He gave me an explanation, but it stays between me and him. This between coaches and players. I stand behind it one hundred percent."

Jansson is now on international duty with Sweden, and Leeds do not have another fixture until next month.

This will be on April 1 against play-off rivals Reading, and Jansson adds that he is determined to play.

He said: "I'm ready to fight when I get back, now I'll make a good show for the national team."

Leeds are fourth in the Championship table, and closed the gap on second placed Brighton to nine points.

It will still be a big ask to haul in the Seagulls, but on the face of it, there appears no ill feeling between Jansson and his manager.

Luckily Leeds won...

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

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