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Mirco Antenucci says he wants to sign a new contract with Leeds United

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Mirco Antenucci has been in good form for Leeds this season.

Antenucci has scored five goals in 16 games this season, and the Italian forward has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to stay with Leeds, as long as he is offered a new contract.

When asked if he wants a new Leeds contract, the striker said: "Yes, I would like [a contract]. But it is not my decision. Now I just have to be on the pitch, and be good for the team and myself, and wait for the call."

Antenucci is playing consistently again for the Whites, having spent last season falling out of the starting line up as the campaign wore on.

Although he was a consistent starter at the beginning of the season, Neil Redfearn’s appointment as head coach coincided with Antenucci, 31, losing his starting role, and he ended the season missing the last three games entirely.

However, this season has been a much better one from a personal standpoint, starting nine of 16 games, and playing the full 90 minutes of every fixture since Steve Evans was named head coach.

Whilst Antenucci was often pushed out to the wing under previous head coach Uwe Rosler, Evans has started using a 4-4-2 system, playing the forward alongside Chris Wood to great effect.

Antenucci has scored two goals and assisted two more in the five games of Evans’ reign, and he looks to be showing off the best form he has enjoyed since he moved to Leeds last summer.

If Antenucci continues showing off the form he has been in recent weeks, there is no way that Leeds could seriously not offer the forward a new contract to extend his stay at Elland Road.

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