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Marcus Antonsson reacts on Twitter after making first Leeds United start

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

Marcus Antonsson scored twice on his first Leeds United start.

General view inside the stadium before the game

Marcus Antonsson has told LUTV that it felt great to make his first Leeds United start against Shamrock Rovers yesterday.

Antonsson scored twice for Leeds as they finished their tour of Ireland with a comfortable victory.

The Swedish forward, who recently joined from Kalmar, first tucked home with a neat finish, before converting a cross from the left-flank. 

And he said: “It was a few weeks ago I played my last game and you feel that. It’s felt a lot better for me today. To get two goals as well, is very good.”

Antonsson had scored eight goals in the first 10 matches of the Swedish season, before completing a move to Elland Road.

The 25-year-old is expected to have a key role for the Whites this season, as Garry Monk’s side aim to break into the top six.

Antonsson is one of six new signings that Leeds have added so far this summer.

The striker is in competition with the likes of Chris Wood, Souleymane Doukara and Kemar Roofe in the battle to earn a place up-front in Monk’s starting line-up.

Leeds’ Championship season gets underway with a match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on 7th August.

Elland Road

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