Leeds United captain Sol Bamba feels Mirco Antenucci is playing well at the moment because the striker’s head is in the right place.

The 31-year-old came close to returning to Italy during the January transfer window, but he stayed put at Leeds and has been in tremendous goalscoring touch lately in the Championship.

Antenucci has scored four goals in the last three games, and has helped Leeds to climb up to 13th in the league table, with the club now aiming for a top ten finish at the end of the season.

The veteran forward scored a stunning goal against Blackburn in Leeds’ 2-1 win at Ewood Park on Saturday, when he carried the ball for half the length of the pitch, before deftly dinking it over the goalkeeper’s head.

Speaking about the goal, Leeds captain Bamba told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “His goal was unbelievable.  


“To run nearly the whole pitch and finish like that is unbelievable but we know what he’s capable of because we see it in training week in, week out. His head has to be right.”

The defender added that Antenucci’s form is down to the fact that he is playing regularly, which has allowed him to feel more settled and happy at Elland Road.

“When he plays week in, week out he’s happy.

“When he’s not playing he’s not happy. At the minute he’s doing very well.”