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Leeds United player issues message on life away from Elland Road, casts doubts on future



Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson has revealed he’s loving life with Blackburn Rovers and won’t be considering his future until he’s helped them to promotion.

The 26-year-old has a year left to run on his Leeds deal, but wasn’t required by previous manager Thomas Christiansen.

He made a loan switch to Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers at the start of the season and has made thirty appearances, scoring eight times.

“I want to focus on the last seven games here to win promotion with Blackburn,” He told the Lancashire Telegraph.”After that I can focus on what is going to happen next year. It’s been very good for me. Playing games in a team that’s winning games most weeks is unbelievable and I’m happy so far.”

As his parent club drop down the Championship table, his temporary employers look set for an immediate return to the second tier under the watchful gaze of former Celtic boss Mowbray. He’s got Antonsson enjoying his football again.

“It’s enjoyable playing in this team, I’m enjoying every single minute and it’s so nice to be up the top of the league, pushing for promotion. But there are seven games to go and we really need to push in every game.”

The striker joined Leeds from Swedish club Kalmar under the reign of Garry Monk, but made just six league starts since his arrival at Elland Road.

The Verdict

There’s clearly a decent player in there, he’s had a great season for Blackburn and you wouldn’t bet against them wanting to make the move permanent.

Will he also be on his former manager’s radar at Birmingham? One thing looks certain, no matter what he says I’d bet his Leeds United career is over.