Leeds United forward Marcus Antonsson has told the Swedish media it’s a pity he has leave the club.

The 26 year old today joined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the season.

Speaking to Barometern, Antonsson was asked about his switch from Leeds United to Blackburn Rovers: “I’m doing very well in England and the basic idea has always been to stay in Leeds, but I have to think about my career. Leeds have been quite clear about loaning me. It’s a pity, I’ve been doing well, but this opens up other possibilities for me.”

The Swede only joined Leeds United last summer from Kalmar, but struggled to get games in his debut season in England. Despite a good preseason it always seemed he would exit Leeds United this summer.

Antonsson was recently linked with a move back to Sweden with several clubs interested in signing him, but he was intent on staying in England. The player got his wish with a move to Blackburn Rovers, despite having to drop down a division.

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The forward is likely to get more opportunities with the Ewood Park club than he would have at Leeds United, and his goals could be vital in the club bouncing back to the Championship.