By Will Butcher

Former Leeds fan-favourite Mirco Antenucci is showing the Whites what they’re missing after finding the back of the net twice in two games.

The Italian was released when his Elland Road contract expired in June despite being one of the Yorkshire giants’ top performers last season.

The 31-year-old has hit the ground running at new side S.P.A.L, scoring in both opening Serie B fixtures for the Ferrara-based side.

The striker is now showing owner Cellino what he’s missing, most recently scoring against Cellino’s old side Cagliari in the Coppa Italia as well as finding the net in a 2-0 win against Messina.

Antenucci, who played in Italy throughout his career before joining Leeds in 2014, was a controversial character during his two years with the Whites.

A troubling relationship with owner Massimo Cellino, as well as a lack of first-team football tarnished the former Ternana captain’s stay in Yorkshire.

The versatile forward, who has also had spells with Italian sides Catania, Torino and Ascoli, scored 19 goals in two years for a struggling Leeds side, despite being deployed out wide to make way for the likes of Chris Wood and Billy Sharp throughout his two year stay.

Chipping in with another eight assists during league and cup encounters, fans weren’t happy as Antenucci was told his contract wouldn’t be renewed.

In other Leeds news, out-of-work manager Ian Holloway has given his prediction ahead of Tuesday night’s match against Fulham.