By Craig Scott

30th Jun, 2020 | 1:49pm

Jansson shares what he said about Leeds & PL promotion hopes after quitting to join Brentford

Ex-Elland Road favourite Pontus Jansson has revealed that he hopes Leeds United win promotion to the Premier League as well as his Brentford side.

Brentford have moved within five points of second-placed West Brom by beating Fulham and the Baggies in their last two matches without conceding a goal.

Leeds have taken a commanding position at the top of the Championship with their win against Fulham at the weekend but that does not concern Jansson as he has his eyes on catching West Brom and going up with his former club.

“When I left Leeds, I came here and said that I hoped both teams could go up,” Jansson old iNews.

“Now it’s possible and we’d love to achieve automatic promotion. Leeds is a part of my football life and I have friends there among the coaches and players.

“I’ve said all season that we’re going to chase Leeds until the end. They’re eight points ahead of us, so will be tough to catch, but we have every chance of hunting down West Brom.

“We recently said we must be stupid if we don’t go for the top two. The dream would be for us and Leeds to go up together.”

Jansson’s exit from Leeds last summer was an unexpected one. Not in the sense that he left Leeds but the fact he joined Brentford.

The Sweden international had been regularly linked with Premier League clubs but took what seemed like a major backwards step when he headed to Griffin Park.

However, at the moment, it seems that he could not have joined a better club in the Championship.

Thomas Frank’s side are flying and a win against Reading on Tuesday night will put them within two points of West Brom, who have not won and not scored in their last four Championship outings.

We would like to see Jansson join us in the Premier League. He is one of the reasons why Leeds are where they are now, even though he’s no longer at Elland Road.

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