Brentford and Leeds are both known for their expansive and flowing football in the Championship, with links in players like Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and now Pontus Jansson. The Brentford boss has had his say on tomorrow nights game at Elland Road.
With regards to intent, both clubs have been very active in the transfer market this summer, both losing influential players and bringing in real quality, Brentford actually bringing in one of Leeds United’s most influential stars in Pontus Jansson, a move that had both sets of fans scratching their heads.
Jansson joined Brentford for a minimal fee of £5.5m in July, with FFPP named as the reason for the sale, giving The Bees one of the biggest bargains in recent years. Jansson made the team of the year in the Championship last season and is famed for his passion and endeavour.
Brentford travel to Leeds United tomorrow night for the first meeting since Jansson’s switch, boss Thomas Frank has been speaking to Leeds Live ahead of the clash and spoke regarding Jansson, Leeds United and the task his side face at Elland Road…
“Pontus has shown already that he’s a strong personality in many good ways.”
“We need more than Pontus to step up. In a game like [Wednesday] you need at least seven or eight players to hit their top performance.
“It will be one of the toughest away games we can play. We are going up there confident, we know that we are a good side. We need to hit our top-level Wednesday then we can go there and win.
“We hugely respect Leeds and what they can do, they have been looking bright and sharp from the start of the season. We know what to expect but what to expect doesn’t mean it will be easy.”
Praise indeed ahead of what is expected to be a great game in West Yorkshire, will Jansson be a thorn in Leeds’ side upon his return or will the Leeds momentum at the start of the new campaign continue?