It’s safe to say Leeds have struggled to replace Chris Wood’s goals this season, with his replacement Pierre-Michel Lasogga managing just 5 league goals thus far – an average of a goal every 2 games.
Manager Thomas Christiansen is expected to bring in striking reinforcements during the January transfer window in order to boost the club’s promotion chances.
Leeds scouts continue to scour the continent for quality and affordable options, but the board could save cost by recalling one of their players on loan.
Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, currently on a season-long loan at League One side Blackburn Rovers is producing some of his best performances in front of goal and finally living up to the hype.
The 26-year-old opened the scoring during his side’s 4-2 win over Blackpool on Tuesday night, notching his 8th league goal in the process.
It was Antonsson’s 5th goal in as many games in league and cup competition, and he’s definitely proving his worth.
Despite emerging top scorer in Sweden’s Allsvenkan in 2016 before earning a move to Leeds that summer, he struggled to outshine an in-form Wood, scoring just 3 goals in 21 appearances across all competitions.
Given Antonsson’s current form, though, Christiansen might not need to search any further for an additional striker as the Swede’s goals can help Leeds with their promotion push.