Pontuss Jansson has admitted that he is hoping to celebrate promotion to the Premier League for both Leeds United and Brentford this season.
Having made 120 appearances for Leeds during a three-year spell with the club, Jansson left Elland Road last summer to join Brentford, where he is now captaining the Bees own promotion push.
Third-placed Brentford are currently eight points behind league leaders Leeds, but just five behind second-placed West Brom with seven games remaining in the race for promotion, and it seems Jansson is hoping for a reunion with his former club at top-flight level next season.
Speaking to iNews about the battle for Championship promotion, and his hopes for both his current and previous club, Jansson said: “When I left Leeds, I came here and said that I hoped both teams could go up.
“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.”
Even so, it seems Jansson is not giving up in his pursuit of Leeds, despite his hopes for their success, as he added: “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.”
This is something that Leeds fans will surely like to see.
It perhaps wasn’t the happiest of circumstances in which Jansson left the club, so it is good to see that he still holds an affection for Leeds, which will be welcomed by those fans with whom he was once so popular.
Indeed, with the way both Leeds and Brentford have fared recently, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Jansson’s wish of a Leeds Brentford Premier League clash next season was to come true.