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Confidence in the camp

29 April 2014

Markus Olsson has enjoyed his return to the starting eleven this past week.

The Swedish defender has had to be patient this season, but when an injury to Tommy Spurr saw him sidelined, Olsson has stepped in to great effect.

Olsson impressed in the 4-2 win away at Birmingham City on Easter Monday and followed that up with another composed display in the 3-1 victory over Charlton Athletic at the weekend.

"It has been a very good few days," Olsson told Rovers Player. "In both games we played very well.

"Everybody is wanting the ball and we are creating loads of chances. The two games have been very good.

"We've got so many players who are good on the ball, so I just do the overlaps and I know I'll get the ball, there is always quality on the pass from my team-mates so it's good."

Olsson pointed to Paul Robinson's penalty save in Saturday's win over Charlton Athletic as a key moment in the match.

Leading 1-0 approaching the break, the Rovers number one saved Marvin Sordell spot-kick and that gave them the platform to build on in the second half.

Whilst the 25-year-old admits that the side might concede the odd goal, he's pleased that Rovers continue to get amongst the goals at the other end.

"It was a big moment and a good save from Robbo but I think the referee should have given Jordan a penalty earlier on because their keeper didn't even touch the ball," added the defender.

"But that is how it is we are strong mentally as well, we bounced back and scored a few more.

"We might let goals in but we just keep going trying creating chances. The last two games we've been creating loads of chances, we might not score all of them but at least we are creating a lot.

"We've scored seven goals in our last two games, we are happy with that and hopefully we can keep that going.

"It is going to the last game and we still have a chance, there is good confidence in the team, many players are playing well, there's a lot of competition.

"We are still in there, nobody is thinking negative. Wigan are good team but so are we, we've been playing well recently so it is going to be a good game."

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