Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray gives assessment of Leeds striker Antonsson's on loan performances

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...

Blackburn boss is impressed with Leeds striker.

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...

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has hailed the performances of Marcus Antonsson after his early displays for the club.

Antonsson hit a winner for Rovers in their win over Scunthorpe, his second win in as many games.

Mowbray is delighted with the Swedish striker and believes he is just getting started.

Tony Mowbray manager of Blackburn Rovers gives his team instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in...

Speaking to Blackburn's official website, Mowbray said: "I'm delighted for him because he works his socks off for the team.

"The goal was what we had been talking to him about, not getting across the front of the defenders, standing off the back.

"The defender didn't want to touch him and he finished it. He has lots still to improve on in his game, but it is great that he has scored some goals and great for his confidence.

"Hopefully he'll keep on getting better."

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...

Confidence is what Antonsson needs after a lack of faith under his coaches at Leeds United.

Garry Monk did not give him a chance to establish himself as a regular after the opening month to the 2016/17 season, frequently leaving him out of the squad and with the under-23s.

By time Thomas Christiansen arrived this summer, Antonsson's confidence had taken a hit, and the new manager deemed him expendable.

Antonsson had a strong record in the Swedish league before he signed for Leeds from Kalmar.

If he carries on performing well for Blackburn who sit one point outside the play-off positions, he could well return to Leeds as a useful asset.

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