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Mowbray delighted to land long-term target

Swedish striker will add different dimension to the Rovers attack

11 August 2017

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Tony Mowbray is delighted to have strengthened his attacking options with the signing of Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson.

The 26-year-old became Mowbray's ninth summer signing, having joined on a season-long loan from Leeds United.

Antonsson will compete with fellow forwards Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel for a starting spot in the Rovers side, who entertain Doncaster Rovers at Ewood Park this weekend.

Mowbray has been a long-term admirer of the Swede and he believes that Leeds' loss is Rovers' gain.

"We've probably got only two what you would call out-and-out centre forwards really, so I think it was important to add another one, just to give us some flexibility on the formations that we might play," said the Rovers boss.

"I think he's a kid who started really, really well. I've watched him for a long time to be fair. He was scoring a lot of goals in Sweden and then Leeds took a chance on him.

"He started pretty well at Leeds and then obviously Chris Wood emerged really and never stopped scoring and so he found his opportunities really hard to come by.

"It's a chance for us now. I think he's a good player, I think he works extremely hard, I think he knows where the back of the net is, so I'm sure he'll be able to add some quality and help us as we go along."

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