It was probably when and not if, the interest in Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson is set to heat up in the next couple of weeks as the window comes to an end. He will be wanting to make sure he isn’t left sitting in the stands for another season, and maybe League One is an option, as well as Sweden.
Blackburn Rovers are reportedly one of the clubs interested in doing a deal for Antonsson that would see him loaned out for the season to League One. It may well be his level with chances at this level few and far between, and not really taken when they do come along. Tony Mowbray had a horrible start to life in League One on Saturday, falling to a defeat at Southend and he will want to bolster his squad in hope of a quick return to the Championship, something that is easier said than done as we well know. The squad has stayed together in the main but they lack fire power, Danny Graham the main man but no return of Sam Gallagher from Southampton after his successful loan spell last season.
Antonsson has struggled to even make the bench since his arrival last summer. He started with a bang, spinning and smashing a ball into the roof of the Fleetwood net to save ourselves and Garry Monk some embarrassment. He then scored at Sheffield Wednesday which seemed like a huge moment but that was the end of his run really. A couple more, one at Cambridge and a goal at home to Norwich in the cup came but his chances were limited and they look even less likely this season, Caleb Ekuban in front of him as well as talk of another striker to come into the squad. It’s probably for the best that Antonsson goes and plays for a full season, whether that in League One or back in Sweden.