Leeds defender Pontus Jansson named Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Month for December

05 January 2017 10:21

Congratulations to Leeds centre back Pontus Jansson, who has been voted Sky Bet Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Month for December, edging out fellow nominees Glenn Murray (Brighton), Bradley Johnson (Derby), Stefan Johnansen (Fulham), Nakhi Wells (Huddersfield) and Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

The accolade, voted for by fans, comes after a fine December for the Swedish centre back who is currently on loan from Italian side Torino. Featuring in all six of Leeds games throughout December, Jansson contributed to four wins and a draw, managing three clean sheets in the process. The six-foot-five defender also managed a goal against Championship rivals Aston Villa, and an assist in Leeds thrashing of Preston North End.

Jansson began his senior career at Swedish big guns Malmo, making 98 appearances for the side winning the Allsvenskan three times in the process. In 2014, the 25-year-old moved to pastures new and signed for Serie A side Torino, making 16 appearances before going on loan to Leeds in 2016.

Already a fan favourite at Elland Road, Jansson looks to be moving closer to a permanent deal, and has thanked Leeds for believing in him:

"I'm so thankful for the way that Leeds gave me a chance and I will never forget that. Leeds will for sure be a part of me for the rest of my life."

Voting is now open for the Sky Bet League One PFA Fans' Player of the Month for December.

Source: DSG