By Will Butcher

Leeds £2million man Marcus Antonsson believes his partnership with New Zealand captain Chris Wood will improve if they are given time.

Manager Garry Monk has opted to partner the two strikers in the last four Championship fixtures, despite originally choosing to use a system that included only one centre forward.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds at the opening of the Yorkshire-based outfit’s new club shop, the summer signing from Kalmar believes that he and Wood will click in the months ahead.

“It’s getting better, I feel very good,” Antonsson told BBC Radio Leeds. “Me and Wood are improving all the time, it’s not easy to just work from the beginning.

“We need time but we’re always improving. It’ll be good because we fit well together. We have 12 new players, it’s impossible to make things work quickly, but we need time and believe in this.

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“We have a really good team and we’ve showed that. We’ve made mistakes, but we have to continue working all the time.”

The Championship giants are currently languishing above the relegation zone in 21st place, with only four points from five games and are counting on Leeds’ number nine and ten to find a spark.

The duo have found the back of the net five times together, after Antonsson was brought on to play with the former Leicester goal machine in the first round of the EFL Cup against Fleetwood.

Both players scored against the League One outfit, before Wood equalised for Leeds against Fulham.

The connection between the attacking duo reached it’s peak moment so far during Monk’s only league win this season, as both players found the back of the net to beat cash-rich Sheffield Wednesday 2-0.

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