Leeds United boss Steve Evans says Mirco Antenucci is 'absolutely buzzing'

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Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci has scored three goals in his last two matches.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that Mirco Antenucci has had a chat with Mirco Antenucci and he is now ‘absolutely buzzing’.

Antenucci dropped out of favour at Leeds soon after Evans took charge, with Souleymane Doukara seemingly jumping ahead of him in the pecking order for places.

However, the Italian striker now has scored three times in his last two outings to force his way back into the team.

And Evans said: “I’m so proud of Antenucci. We took him out because he dropped a bit, but I had a little chat with him and he’s absolutely buzzing. They’re not just buzzing in the matches, but also on the training ground.”

Antenucci’s future at Leeds was actually up in the air over the January transfer window.

The Yorkshire Evening Post suggested that the 31-year-old was of interest to a host of Italian clubs, but no move materialised.

Antenucci now has eight goals for the season, but he will be under pressure to continue his fine run of scoring form.

With Chris Wood edging closer to fitness, Evans’ attacking options are set to increase in the coming weeks.

Leeds’ next match comes against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, where Antenucci will be looking to score in three successive matches for the first time in his Leeds’ career.

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