It’s time for the PFA Championship Player of the Month award for September, and Leeds United’s form in the second tier sees two players selected for the gong.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 8, 2018
Defensive duo Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson find themselves up against Blackburn Rovers’ Bradley Dack, West Brom’s Dwight Gayle, Brentford’s Neal Maupay and Sheffield Wednesday’s Adam Reach.
Across September, 27-year-old Cooper made four appearances with a return of one goal in the victory over Preston North End. We picked up a possible five points from 12 but our unbeaten run in 2018/19 did come in the game against Birmingham City against former gaffer Garry Monk.
Fellow 27-year-old Jansson featured in the same four games so it’s a difficult call to make really, as each can have a strong argument made for them given their efforts across the matches.
Only one winner since his return, and that's Jansson
— Brandon Yates (@BielsasEnganche) October 8, 2018
We need to vote Pontus
— Somos EL Leeds… (@WACCOE) October 8, 2018
I had to vote Pontus, he's found his feet and been an absolute player, the best version of Pontus I've seen! New magic hat and everything! ????
— Paul Roney (@RoneylufcPaul) October 8, 2018
That's exactly what the should.get it
— SIDE BEFORE SELF YOU GET NOWT BEING SECOND (@ryanjohnd83) October 8, 2018
I've gone for Cooper, because he gets more undeserved abuse that virtually any @LUFC player I can remember.
— Mark Roper (@markroper23) October 8, 2018
Pontus, Pontus, Pontus!
— Pureforms (@pureforms) October 8, 2018
Coops all day long,brilliant captain & a true leader,been a rock all season
— Marks ⚽️???? (@Slaven167) October 8, 2018
Cooper is the boy
— Harry (@Harry_KelIy) October 8, 2018
— Dave Angus (@WAFLL_1919) October 8, 2018
jansson has been different class lately…. like a wall at the back
— Jamie Pearce (@jamiepearce0113) October 8, 2018
With two nominees from Elland Road, the overall vote is going to be split so unfortunately there’s a high likelihood that neither will win, but that isn’t stopping fans from trying and the early favourite is the Swede with calls to rally behind him to increase his chances.