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Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United (10) attempts to reach the ball as Stuart Dallas of Leeds United (R) scores ther first and equalising goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match...

It was a good weekend for Leeds United all round it seems.

Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United (10) attempts to reach the ball as Stuart Dallas of Leeds United (R) scores ther first and equalising goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match...

On-loan Leeds United hitman Marcus Antonsson opened his account for Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The Swedish striker, deemed surplus to requirements by Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen last month, scored the second goal in a 3-0 win at Rochdale yesterday.

But he appears to have landed on his feet after joining Rovers, who have won three of their five games since dropping down into League One, with Antonsson starting two of those.

Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United stretches for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on January 9, 2017 in...

The 26-year-old, a £2 million signing by Garry Monk last summer, was given something of a raw deal during his first - and potentially last - season at Elland Road, starting just six Championship games before being frozen out of the team by the now-Middlesbrough boss.

Nevertheless, his attitude and application made him a popular figure among Leeds fans - well, as popular as a player can be without contributing a great deal to the team - and supporters of the Elland Road club wished him congratulations on Twitter.

Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United (L) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his team mate Alex Mowatt of Leeds United (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Leeds United...

It was a good weekend for Antonsson, and a superb one for his parent club.

Christiansen's side moved second in the Championship with a 5-0 demolition of Burton Albion, with new signing Pierre-Michel Lassoga - one of three strikers brought in this summer since Antonsson's exit - scoring twice on his debut.

At the moment, it would not appear as if there's room for the former Kalmar marksman at Leeds, but an outstanding season with Rovers would certainly give the 44-year-old manager something to think about next summer.

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