By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have urged Garry Monk on Twitter to start forgotten striker Marcus Antonsson against Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The 25-year-old has featured just three times since the turn of the year and only once in England’s second flight, coming on as a substitute against Rotherham in January.
The Championship’s top scorer Chris Wood has kept Swedish striker Antonsson on the sidelined this season, after Wood struck his 29th goal of the season against Norwich.
With the clash against already relegated Wigan a dead rubber, former Swansea boss Monk could field a side that includes a number of reserves and that could include Antonsson.
Leeds fans have attempted to persuade Monk on Twitter to start Antonsson, despite the former Kalmar FF forward only finding the back of the net three times in Leeds colours.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
My #lufc team today, 2-3-5
O'Kane Vieria Hernardez
Roofe Douk Wood Antonsson Pedraza
10-0 Leeds 4-0 Sheff Wed#alaw
— Dale Reid (@DaleSpeedyReid) May 7, 2017
Last game of the season on Saturday
Hell.Go out swinging
Wood & Antonsson up front as a two
BPF in goal( future Leeds number 1)
— viv charleston (@yoda_180) May 2, 2017
Got to give a few reserves a chance today, Antonsson for example #lufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) May 7, 2017
Antonsson was brought to Elland Road back in the summer for a huge £2million, but has failed to prove he is worth the hefty transfer fee by making only 10 starts in all competitions.
Leeds could still make the play-offs in mathematical terms, but would need a huge 14-goal swing in goal difference as well as winning against Wigan and Fulham losing to Sheffield Wednesday.
In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has made a huge claim about Monk’s future at Leeds.