Will Blackburn Rovers' Leeds United loanee Marcus Antonsson be League One's Player of the Month?

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United scratches his head during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Marcus Antonsson could not stop scoring for Blackburn Rovers in November but what does his future at Leeds United hold?

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’s taken far longer than anyone would have hoped but it appears that Marcus Antonsson has finally arrived in English football.

The predatory poacher arrived at Elland Road last season as the top scorer in Swedish football, costing Leeds United £2 million from Kalmar FF, according to the YEP. But despite a bright start to life in West Yorkshire, Antonsson plummeted down the pecking order under Garry Monk and finished his debut season with just six league starts.

But it appears that a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers could be the making of Antonsson. A strike in the 4-2 midweek win away at Blackpool was the in-form striker’s fifth of November alone – meaning he surely deserves nomination for the League One Player of the Month award.

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, his performances have been so impressive for Rovers that a number of Leeds fans have taken to social media to demand he return ahead of schedule in the January transfer window with the strikers current at the club’s disposal rather flattering to deceive.

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, however, there is no re-call clause in Antonsson’s contract – which is great news for Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, who has lauded the striker’s hard-work, finishing ability and impressive ambidexterity.

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...

But with Antonsson arguably League One’s standout player of the last month, he could not do anymore to earn a second chance at Elland Road.

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