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Olsson proud to make a little bit of history

3 October 2015

Markus Olsson admits it will be a proud moment when he runs out for Rovers later today.

For the defender will make his 100th appearance in a blue and white shirt if selected in the match against Ipswich Town.

The Swede never believed he'd be reaching such a milestone after missing out during a trial at Brockhall with his brother as a youngster, as whilst Martin was signed, Markus went on to forge a career in his native Sweden before the pair were reunited in January 2012 when he arrived joined from Halmstads.

Whilst Martin went onto play 143 times for Rovers, Markus has had to be patient to get his chance. But his patience was rewarded as he played the majority of games last season and was voted by the fans as the club's Player of the Year.

Now as he follows in his brother's footsteps by reaching a century of appearances, he admits it gives him and his family great pride that he and Martin have made that milestone.

"It is pleasing, to have my 100th game coming up for a club like Blackburn is special," said Olsson.

"I came here when I was 17, it was a long time ago but I remember it. We always wanted to play England me and my brother so to get the chance to come over and train with the club was a great experience and good for our development, to see what it was like outside Sweden.

"It was very different but something that we felt early on that we wanted to do, we always wanted to play in England so to get the chance to come over and play here it is something I appreciate.

"It is quite special that we'll have both done 100 games for the club, it means a lot, there is a little bit of history there as well.

"Martin has very strong feelings for the club and he cares a lot about it. He always looks out for the results and if he can see a game as well, he'll always try to do that."

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 www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on matchday.

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