Leeds boss Garry Monk comments on Marcus Antonsson

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss credited Marcus Antonsson for his start to life at the club.

Leeds United's manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss Garry Monk has acknowledged to LUTV that Marcus Antonsson has done very well for the Whites so far this season.

The Swedish striker, a £2 million signing from Kalmar in July, opened his account for Leeds in timely fashion last night by netting an 89th-minute equaliser in the eventual penalty shootout win over Fleetwood Town in the League Cup.

During extra-time, Antonsson also won a penalty which Chris Wood duly dispatched but Fleetwood levelled up at 2-2 to force the shootout on 111 minutes.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

It could be a watershed moment in his Leeds career after missing perhaps United's best chance in Sunday's 3-0 defeat at QPR when the score was 1-0.

And Monk has acknowledged that the 25-year-old has impressed him, telling LUTV: "He's done very well. That's why we brought him to the club. He's a different type of striker to what we have; he's got very good movement. He's a very intelligent player with his movement and obviously he knows how to score goals."

Revie Stand, Elland Road. Leeds United v Accrington Stanley, League Cup 2014

If Leeds wind up winning promotion to the Premier League then a marksman is key. Monk will find out over the coming weeks and months if Antonsson is the man to do that, but the early signs seem promising.

Despite missing a chance against QPR, the opportunity came his way in the first place and it is perhaps more concerning if a striker is not getting goalscoring chances.

Antonsson will hope to start again in Saturday's visit of Birmingham City.

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