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Antonsson talks up Wood partnership with Leeds

Leeds United's Chris Wood

Both strikers scored for Leeds United in a friendly on Saturday.

Leeds United's Chris Wood

Speaking to LUTV, new Leeds United striker is hopeful that he can form a goal-laden partnership with Chris Wood in the Championship this season.

The 25-year-old marksman, a £2 million summer signing from Kalmar, stroked Leeds ahead after six minutes of Saturday's 3-0 win away to Republic of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers.

Leeds' Chris Wood looks dejected at the end of the match

Before the break, Wood coolly converted a penalty, before Antonsson completed his brace in the second half by nodding home from close range.

It was only a friendly, but the many Leeds fan in attendance will be pleased to see both of their strikers among the goals yesterday, and the Swedish hitman believes that could be a regular feature even in competitive outings by noting that their partnership can be "really good".

Leeds United's Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci celebrate after the match

"Yeah it's getting better and better," he told LUTV. "Chris is a good guy off the pitch as well and I fit good with him. So I think that can be really good this season."

It was Leeds' second pre-season win on the bounce, having beaten Shelbourne 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Their competitive campaign gets underway on August 7 when Garry Monk's side visit Queens Park Rangers.

New boss Monk will need his new boy to enjoy a quick transition to English football.

If Leeds' promotion prospects aren't very promising a few months into the season then few would be surprised to see the former Swansea City manager depart.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

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