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Marcus: The perfect night to mark my return

Antonsson thrilled to play his part in vital victory against Bury at Ewood Park

20 February 2018

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It's good to be back. That's the view of Rovers attacker Marcus Antonsson as he played his part in a comfortable win over Bury on a chilly night at Ewood Park.

Marcus was given just under 30 minutes against the Shakers and had an impact on Adam Armstrong's goal that put Rovers 2-0 up on home soil.

And after missing the last couple of months due to an ankle injury, Antonsson admitted he was thrilled to end a frustrating time with an enjoyable conclusion.

“I’m really happy to win the game and make my comeback from injury," he reflected when speaking to iFollow Rovers after the game.

“It’s been very frustrating. I felt sharp, scored goals, got assists and helped the team before I picked up the injury. But you have to work hard to get back and I hope that’ll pay off for me by the end of the season.
 
“Coming on today was always going to be tough. I was blowing at times! I played a part in the second goal but I’m not sure what happened at the back stick that led to it."
 
Since his injury to his return, Marcus has seen a couple of new attacking reinforcements brought in by Tony Mowbray.
 
The likes of Adam Armstrong and Jack Payne - who can both play in Antonsson's position - have bolstered Mowbray's charges ahead of the run in, and Marcus says the pressure to perform and earn a start is a good thing.
 
“The competition is so healthy for the group. Everybody gets better in these situations and you have to be at it on the training ground to show what you can do," he said honestly.
 
“We had the chance to put pressure on Wigan and Shrewsbury tonight and we’ve done that. They have games in hand and they have to win them now, which is never easy.
 
“Tonight’s win was massive. We want to build on it and go on a good run, which we’re more than capable of doing."

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