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Olsson wins Player of the Year award

2 May 2015

Rovers star Markus Olsson has been named Player of the Year for 2014-15.

The Swedish left-back has enjoyed a fantastically consistent campaign and was chosen as the pick of the bunch by the Ewood faithful.
 
The votes came flooding in and Olsson, who has started 45 games this season – more than any other Rovers player – saw off competition from leading scorer Rudy Gestede to take the top award.

Meanwhile, Tom Cairney’s thunderous first-touch volley away to Norwich City back in August has been voted Goal of the Season by the Rovers fans.
 
Cairney’s spectacular early effort was run close by Craig Conway’s long-range strike at home to Rotherham United and Chris Talyor’s superb team goal in the success over Swansea City in the FA Cup.
 
Olsson, who was delighted to pick up the coveted award, said: "It means a lot. I'm very proud and honoured to get the award.
 
"To win it at a club like Blackburn, seeing some of the names that have won it before, makes it very special.
 
"In pre-season, I was determined to come back and not be a squad player. I wanted to show the manager, like I did at the end of last season, and keep on going from there.
 
"I didn't think about any personal achievements – my focus was just to do well and be in the team. I've done that this season and the manager has shown a lot of confidence in me.
 
"I've played close to 50 games this season and I think I've been consistent in many games. I've always tried to improve on what I've done – that has been my thinking all season."


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