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Marcus and manager a 'good match'

New signing believes Tony Mowbray can get the best out of him

12 August 2017

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Marcus Antonsson

New signing Marcus Antonsson admits manager Tony Mowbray played a big part in his decision to join the club.

The 26-year-old had a lengthy conversation with the Rovers boss prior to putting pen-to-paper on a season-long loan from Leeds and he insists it was a meeting of minds.

Antonsson is well aware that he will have a battle on his hands to force his way into the team, but he is confident he has something different to offer the attacking areas and that's why the manager has brought him on board.

"I'm a striker who really likes to run in behind the defensive line," said the Swedish striker, who was the leading scorer in his homeland ahead of his big-money move to Elland Road in June 2016.

"I think I'm really hard for defenders to play against in that way, so that's my biggest strength. I've scored a lot of goals in my whole career, so I think I have a good sense for goalscoring as well.

"There's a lot of good players here and I think I can be flexible as well. I had a good chat with the gaffer before I came here and I was very clear as to how I am as a player and he had scouted me before and knows what I can do, so I think I can play in different positions offensively and hopefully do a good job.

“I think it was a good match and a really good meeting. He wants to use me exactly how I want to be used on the pitch, so it was a really good match."

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