Leeds fans react on Twitter after player called up from reserves to face Fulham
By Alex Stevens
Marcus Antonsson is part of the Leeds travelling party for their Championship clash against Fulham on Tuesday – and fans have taken to Twitter to urge him to help the visitors to a win.
Antonsson’s teammate Modou Barrow revealed on Twitter on Monday afternoon that the Swede was in the squad heading to London for the promotion clash after being called up from the reserves.
On-loan winger Barrow uploaded a photograph on to his personal Twitter account of the pair sat next to one another on the coach en route to the capital accompanied by the caption, ‘off to London’.
— Modou Barrow (@modoubarrow14) March 6, 2017
Antonsson is recalled after failing to make the Leeds substitute’s bench for their last five fixtures.
The striker, 25, did not travel with the squad for their 3-1 Championship win on Friday after being selected as an over age player for the Under-23s earlier in the day.
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Antonsson played the full 90 minutes in Leeds’ development side’s 2-0 defeat to Barnsley at Oakwell.
His return to the senior set-up is a major boost after a frustrating few months and met with the support of fans on social media.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Leeds Everywhere (@LeedsEverywhere) March 6, 2017
— Daniel Garside (@DanielGarside86) March 6, 2017
— Colin Carmichael (@ColinCarmichae2) March 6, 2017
— James Hirst (@Hirsty_111) March 6, 2017
Antonsson has not had any league action since a late substitute appearance in the 3-0 win against Rotherham on 2 January, and has not scored in the Championship since October.
In total, he has made 21 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire giants this season but has scored just three goals, two of which came in the League Cup.
Leeds head to Fulham aiming to secure their third consecutive win and maintain their promotion charge.
Garry Monk’s side are positioned in fourth in the Championship with 64 points, eight ahead of seventh-placed Fulham, who have a game in hand on the Yorkshire giants.
In other Leeds team news, the club are to pounce and re-sign a 23-year-old after a £10million transfer is all but sealed.