Chris Wilder has reacted to Pontus Jansson’s time-wasting for Brentford over the weekend and claimed that he used to do it ‘a few times at Leeds’, as he told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
The former Sheffield United boss aimed a jibe at the one-time Leeds man and claimed that ‘he’s got form’ in that regard.
On Saturday, the Bees recorded a 2-0 win at Wolves, and after the away side were down to ten men, they resulted in typical time-wasting tactics.
Jansson picked a booking for his verbals towards the referee and was also subbed with eight minutes left on the clock.
Nonetheless, this is what Wilder had to say about Jansson’s antics in the Midlands over the weekend.
“Pontus Jansson, he’s got form, hasn’t he?” laughed Wilder. “If you would have watched him over the last three or four years.
“I watched him a few times at Leeds and he’s the villain, isn’t he?”
It has been quite a start for Brentford in the big league and Jansson is playing his part at the back.
Those three points at Wolves was their first away win in the Premier League and after five games they are sitting a respectable ninth.
When Jansson joined the London club in 2019, he had just suffered play-off heartache with Leeds.
The next season, Marcelo Bielsa would guide his team to promotion, whilst Jansson suffered more agony in the play-offs.
But just like Leeds did against Derby, Thomas Frank and his players picked themselves up from the canvas and earned a deserved place with the big boys.