New Leeds signing: Monk needs to play 4-4-2 to get the best out of me
By Will Butcher
Marcus Antonsson is convinced he can form a deadly Leeds strike partnership with New Zealand captain Chris Wood.
Antonsson revealed he can either spearhead the attack or play in a withdrawn role but suggested manager Garry Monk may need to play a two-pronged attack in what would effectively be a 4-4-2 next season to get the best from his two front men.
The 24-year-old signed on at Elland Road this summer for £2million from Swedish outfit Kalmar FF, and scored two goals in his first start during an emphatic 3-0 win against Shamrock Rovers.
Leeds’ first arrival of the summer is desperate to score goals for the Yorkshire-based side, and was delighted to show that Leeds fans that he can find the back of the net.
“I’ve played with Chris for two games in a row now and I think it’s working very well between us,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Usually in Sweden I played as the number nine, that was my position, but I can make my runs from the number 10 position too so it’s not a problem for me.
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“It’s nice to feel that I’ve started scoring goals here and it’s good to show the guys that I can score. Getting a clean sheet and winning the game is even better, even though it’s just a friendly.
“Chris scored as well and I think that every game that we play together, the better we’ll get. We will look better and better together.”
Wood, who finished last season as The Whites’ top scorer, also found the net during Leeds triumph over Shamrock from the penalty spot.
Former Halmstads BK striker Antonsson also declared that he has settled in well at Elland Road, and is expected to feature in either Friday’s game against Guiseley or face Peterborough on Saturday.
“There are lot of good guys here, I haven’t found it difficult,” he said. “I feel like we’ve all improved while we’ve been here. I’ve got a good feeling about it all.”
In other Leeds news, manager Garry Monk is set to make an offer for this Euro 2016 star.