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Marcus targets happy memories - and can't wait to get cracking!

11 August 2017

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Marcus Antonsson is hoping to create some ‘good memories’ with Rovers after completing a season-long switch to Ewood Park.

The Swedish striker has found first team opportunities limited at Leeds United since joining last summer from Kalmar FF, where he scored 22 goals in 40 games.

The 26-year-old started just 10 games in all competitions last season, including both games against Rovers at Elland Road in September - in the Championship and EFL Cup. 

Antonsson admits he has one particularly painful memory from his previous encounters with Rovers and is looking forward to happier times in blue-and-white halves.

“There was a challenge, I don't remember whether it was in the cup game or the league game, but there was a challenge," he said.

"I don't remember who it was, but I cracked four ribs, so I struggled a little bit to get up from the couch and my bed for a couple of weeks after that!

"But now it's going to be good memories only with Blackburn."

Following a lack of playing time at Leeds, Antonsson insists he has some very clear personal aims this season - to score lots of goals and play plenty of games - but his ultimate objective is to work hard for the team.

“I've had a period now with not so much game time, so now I'm really looking forward to it," added Antonsson.

"Of course I need to compete and it's a good squad with good players, so I really need to be at my best, but my goal is to play a lot of games, score a lot of goals and to help the team get back into the Championship again.

“I am a team player. I really believe in the team - working hard and doing things together.

"So I'm coming here to help the team, to work hard on the pitch and hopefully score goals to help the team. That's what I'm aiming for."

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