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Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson is impressing in a new role for Blackburn

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...

The Leeds United loanee is impressing in League One at the moment, but not in the same role as Whites fans would think.

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...

Some Leeds United fans might've been saddened to see Marcus Antonsson leave the club on loan this past summer; not because he was an important player for their club, but because he is a likeable figure who probably got a bit of a raw deal under Garry Monk last season.

The 26-year-old striker, a £2 million signing from Kalmar in the summer of 2016, was frozen out of the first-team squad by Monk in the second half of last season, playing nine minutes of Championship football in 2017.

Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United in action during the EFL Cup Fourth Round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October 25, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Fortunately for the Swede, he has landed on his feet and has netted three goals in five games for Blackburn Rovers in League One, but could he return to Elland Road as a different player?

Antonsson scored and impressed in a left-wing role for Rovers in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Rotherham United. He has been an out-and-out striker for much of his career but it will be interesting to see whether he continues to shine in a wide role for Tony Mowbray's side.

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...

In fact, he has to if he has long-term aspirations of succeeding at Leeds, who have Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Kemar Roofe, Jay-Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban as striking options.

There is no future for Antonsson at Elland Road as a striker, but maybe, just maybe, there could be one as a wide man.

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