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Chris Wood says Marcus Antonsson has looked good in training; feels they work well together

Chris Wood celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds from the penalty spot

Leeds United have a new forward on their books and he appears to be impressing his teammates.

Leeds' Chris Wood looks dejected at the end of the match

Leeds United player Chris Wood has been speaking to the club’s official website about the arrival of fellow striker Marcus Antonsson.

The 25-year-old signed for Leeds from Kalmar earlier this week, having scored 13 goals in just 18 appearances last season, and that kind of record could well force Wood to question his own place in the team next season.

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

New Whites manager Garry Monk will no doubt want the two men to form a prolific partnership in the Championship and the New Zealand international is certainly hoping that is the case.

“Marcus looks good,” Wood told leedsunited.com. “He’s come in over the last couple of days and I’ve worked well with him.

“It will be nice to start working with him properly and seeing what we can produce. Added competition always brings the best out of you.”

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

Wood arrived at Elland Road with a fine reputation as a goal-scorer in the second tier, but with just 13 strikes in 37 matches last season the 24-year-old will know he has to improve when the new campaign kicks off.

Antonsson’s arrival is only going to help in that regard and if the two can hit it off Leeds may have a strike-force ready to fire them back into the Premier League after so long away.

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