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Peter Jansson confirms his brother is fit for Leeds United

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

The big Leeds United man is fit to face Reading, according to his brother.

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

Pontus Jansson's brother has revealed on Twitter that the Leeds United star is fit to face Reading in their "hugely important game" on Saturday.

Speculation had mounted over whether the 26-year-old would be fit to participate against the Royals after withdrawing from the latest Sweden squad with injury.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The big centre-back has a worrying history with injuries but Jansson's brother, Peter, has allayed fears over his sibling's long-term fitness and claims he is available to be selected for Leeds this weekend.

Jansson was one of Leeds' best players last season but he, like so many of his team-mates, has looked rather sluggish in recent weeks.

Matt Ritchie of Newcastle is tackled by Pontus Jansson of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park on April 14, 2017 in...

The former Malmo man has struggled with and without centre-back partner Liam Cooper beside him recently - even though the pair played huge roles in helping Thomas Christiansen's side pick up six clean sheets on the bounce.

Cooper was suspended for the 3-0 demolition at Sheffield Wednesday before the international break but he is also available to return for Reading.

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