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Blackburn Rovers get Leeds United striker on loan

Marcus Antonsson goes to Lancashire club for a year long loan

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As the new signings have gotten used to life at Leeds United, one certain player is on his way out. Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson is now with League 1 side Blackburn Rovers who he has just joined on a season long loan. Blackburn's goal this season will no doubt be looking to get back into the Championship, and with an unproven striker, many Leeds fans will be looking to see how Marcus does in a league below.

With the new additions Christiansen has been bringing into the team, Antonsson is now even further down the pecking order at Elland Road, and a loan move looked as the only possible outcome for the club and Marcus, especially with Christiansen bringing in former Chievo Verona striker Caleb Ekuban.

With the Swede only scoring once every 7 games last season under Gary Monk, playing time will be key. Not only is he joining a team that is threatening to win League 1, but he is joining a team where he is allowed to compete in the Curabao Cup, the EFL trophy, and the FA Cup as well. One thing is for sure, Marcus Antonsson will be getting his opportunities.

The new loanee for Blackburn will be able to have a chance to play in their next game which is Saturday vs. Doncaster. Rovers only have two strikers listed on their roster, and I am sure Blackburn forwards Dominic Samuel and Danny Graham will love the oppurtunity to not only learn from a striker like Antonsson, but to push the competition up another level.

A true no. 9, Antonsson will be looking to use his eye for goal, and his natural finishing ability to ensure that he does indeed have a future at Elland Road.

I would love to see Marcus tear it up in League 1. What do you think? Was a loan deal a good move or should he have tested the waters this season at Leeds? Let us know!