By Will Butcher
New Leeds signings Marcus Antonsson and Hadi Sacko have declared they were impressed with the progress made by the team on their pre-season training camp.
The squad have been in Dublin for the last two weeks as the former Swansea manager prepares his squad for the forthcoming Championship season, which kicks off on 7 August against QPR.
The Whites have returned with two wins under their belts, beating Shelbourne 2-1 on Wednesday and emphatically seeing off Shamrock Rovers with an Antonsson inspired 3-0 win.
Both Antonsson and Sacko found the back of the net in the friendly matches, and revealed that they were delighted with the effect that the training camp had on morale.
Great end of this camp here on Ireland. 3-0 win and my first two goals for LUFC. Thanks for the great support during this two games🙏🏼😃 #MOT
— Marcus Antonsson (@AntonssonMarcus) July 16, 2016
Antonsson, who signed from Swedish side Kalmar FF in a £2million deal, excited Leeds fans as he scored a brace against Shamrock on Saturday.
After signing from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon on-loan, Sacko also found the back of the net for his new side with a shot that squeezed in at the near post. He too took to Twitter to express his delight at working under new boss Monk.
Two perfect weeks @LUFC already feeling home with the lads here ! Cant wait for the championship to begin 👊
— Sacko (@miimosaa) July 16, 2016
Monk has been busy in the transfer market, adding another four signings to Antonsson and Sacko. He’s brought in Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Rob Green and Kemar Roofe, and remains in the market for a centre-back.
In other Leeds news, Monk has made a decision on the signing of this centre-back.