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Boss delighted for defender

3 October 2015

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Boss Gary Bowyer is pleased that Markus Olsson will reach 100 senior appearances for Rovers later today.

If the Swede is selected for the match against Ipswich Town it will bring up a century of outings for Rovers.

With twin brother Martin having passed that milestone during his time at the club, the pair will become the first brothers to reach 100 appearances for the Rovers.

Bowyer was the Under-18s coach at the time when the two came over for a trial as 17-year-olds and he remembers it well.

"I was here doing the youth team and I thought the club was going to sign both of them to be fair, but they plumped for Martin," Bowyer told Rovers PlayerHD.

"Markus went his own way and I suppose from a family point of view it was probably good that he did and discovered himself so they weren't living in each other's shadow.

"I was delighted when he came back and for him to be making 100 appearances, especially after the season he had last year, and how he has come back into the team at the moment, is full credit to him.

"He's grown up, he's matured, but he still plays the game in the same way. He loves getting forward and he plays the game with a smile on his face.

"I think there is still more to come from him, with the attacking ability that he has got he should contribute with some goals. I know he is desperate to score, but I think he has shown that he can provide assists, but we'd like him to get on the scoring charts himself."

Tickets for the match against Ipswich are currently on open sale priced from £18 for Adults, from £12 for Seniors and 18-21 year-olds, whilst Juniors aged 17 and under can see the game from just £7.

Why not avoid the matchday queues and book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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