By Alex Stevens
Marcus Antonsson has praised the “bouncing” Leeds support after the team maintained their promotion surge with a last-gasp win over Brentford on Saturday.
The Swedish striker came off the bench with 12 minutes to ago and contributed to the victory secured by Kyle Bartley’s 89th minute header.
Antonsson, who missed the midweek win over Reading with a back injury, was brought on to replace Souleymane Doukara, who had led the line in place of the injured Chris Wood.
The £3million summer signing took to his personal Twitter account on Saturday evening to acclaim the victory and “thank” the supporters, who were “bouncing after our late winning goal”.
Another 3 point ✅??Thanks for the support, Elland road was bouncing after our late winning goal ???? #MOT
— Marcus Antonsson (@AntonssonMarcus) December 17, 2016
The win means Leeds have won four of their last five league games, and seven of their last nine, to climb to fifth in the table and within two points of Reading in third.
It has been a frustrating debut season for Antonsson, who scored just three goals, only one of which has come in the Championship, and has fallen behind Wood and Doukara in the striker pecking order.
The Swedish forward has started just six of the Yorkshire club’s 22 league matches and has not begun a match in the competition for months.