It’s safe to say that Antonsson didn’t have the best of first years in England. He made 20 appearances for Leeds last season, scoring three goals. His first goal was the opener in the game away at Sheffield Wednesday, which at that stage may have saved Garry Monk’s job. That was our first win of the season and it felt like Marcus may be a key member of the starting eleven. However that was not to be, Monk referred back to his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation which resulted in Chris Wood’s amazing form. Antonsson never had a place in that formation, he couldn’t play Wood’s role and he couldn’t fit in out wide either, so he found himself left out over and over again. In recent years, this may have resulted in a broken dressing room, possibly even players refusing to play? But fair play to him, he kept working hard and always supported the team, whether it be at the ground or on Social Media.

If Antonsson was to fade away and leave this summer, nobody would be too surprised. However, it seems he plans to stay here and fight for his place, he signed a three-year deal upon arrival so even if another season goes by and it’s not working out, we would still be able to get a fee for him. A lot can happen before next season starts, Garry could decide he wants to try play a different way, using two up front for example, which would leave Antonsson with a massive opportunity as we’re low on strikers. If not, he may be able to work on his game so that he can play either as a wide man or in the hole behind Chris Wood. If you fancy having a bet on how Leeds may do next season, you can get the best sport offers at bettingtop10. I personally believe Antonsson has the talent to play in the Championship, it’s just about defining a role for him in the team, hopefully he can find it.

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  1. I hope so too as he is a proven goal scorer and we need much more flexibility up front next season. It was that rigid formation that eventually did for us in my opinion at the end of last season and there were just not enough goals in the team beyond Wood and we were found out and also very lucky in some games we won as well.
    There is plenty of time for Monk to prepare a better plan for next season and the pressure will really be on him to deliver from the start.

  2. We need to play 4-4-2 this coming season, otherwise we won’t go up. We already have 3 decent strikers in Wood, Roofe and Antonnson and just add one more top striker and I feel the best way forward would definitely be 2 playing upfront. We just need 2 very decent wingers and 2 attacking central midfielders and we can go up as champions.

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