Pontus Jansson and Adam Forshaw could feature in Leeds United’s lineup this weekend.
According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Pontus Jansson and Adam Forshaw could both be involved in the Leeds squad that face Millwall this weekend with both men making progress in their recoveries from injury.
Jansson limped through the final minutes of the Whites’ defeat to Sheffield United before the international break after landing awkwardly on his knee. He was initially sent up front and then went in goal after Kiko Casilla’s sending off.
The centre-back did not link up with Sweden during the break, and the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that he was initially expected to miss three weeks, ruling him out of the game against Neil Harris’ men as well as the clash with Garry Monk’s Birmingham City.
But the report suggests that Jansson has made a strong recovery and could now keep his place in the starting lineup on Saturday. And he could be joined in the 18 by Forshaw.
The midfielder also had a knee problem, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but he is set to come back into contention after missing the last eight games.
It would provide a huge lift for Leeds to have both men back available heading into the final eight fixtures of the season. Jansson has been outstanding for much of the campaign and will surely relish the chance to shut Millwall out at Elland Road.
Forshaw meanwhile, has faced criticism at times this term. But his performance in the 2-0 home win against Derby earlier this year in particular highlighted how good the 27-year-old can be, so he could also have an important role to play in the coming weeks.
Once again, in Jansson’s case, Leeds look set to receive a boost from getting a player back ahead of schedule. But given the side’s last result and how important the coming games will be, the defender’s comeback could perhaps provide the biggest lift of all.
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