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Marcus marvels at the "perfect day"

The Swede took his tally to six goals for the season with his Bury brace

20 November 2017

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Two-goal hero Marcus Antonsson hailed Saturday's 3-0 victory over Bury, in front of a bumper away following, as the 'perfect day'.

Antonsson now has three goals in his last two games for Rovers, having also netted in the FA Cup triumph over Barnet.

The Swedish forward's first-half brace against Bury set the side off to a comfortable victory at the Energy Check Stadium and he admitted the atmosphere from the travelling support was 'unbelievable'.

Antonsson's opener after 13 minutes came at a perfect time for Rovers, who had been under some early pressure from the hosts.

The Swede went on to add to his and Rovers' tally eight minutes before half-time and confessed the travelling contingent gave the team an extra boost.

"It was amazing to score in front of the away fans," the 26-year-old beamed.

"It's not often that the away supporters have both ends of a stadium. The support was unbelievable and that's a massive thing for us.

"It means a lot to us both away from home and at Ewood Park.

"It feels very good as we really needed those three points - particularly coming away from home.

"It's really good to score two goals as well. The first one is exactly how I like it, running in behind and Dacky's found the perfect pass to put us 1-0 up."

His first strike was a ruthless left-footed effort and Antonsson joked to iFollow Rovers after the game that even manager Tony Mowbray wasn't sure what his strongest foot was!

"I think the boss thought I was left-footed when I first came here, but I have the same sort of power in both legs, but a better feeling in my right," he added. 

"I'm right footed, although I've probably scored more goals with my left in my career!

"The header felt really good and fortunately it hit the crossbar and went in. I had a really good chance to get the hat-trick in the first half, but a win, two goals and a clean sheet makes it a perfect day for us.

"We still have things to work on, missing a few easy passes in the final third, but we can't look too much at the negatives when we have won by this margin. 

"One of our big strengths is our squad strength and I think everyone is reall benefitting from that in the team.

"We need to take this on now. We have to dig in, move forward and continue winning games."

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