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Olsson eager to grasp his chance

19 September 2015

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Markus Olsson will return to the Rovers side this afternoon determined to make the most of the opportunity handed to him.

The defender was introduced as an early substitute on Wednesday night after Tommy Spurr was knocked unconscious moments into the 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers, and he will start today's match against Charlton Athletic.

Having begun the campaign as the club's left back, last season's Player of the Year has had to be patient to regain his place, but although it is due to unfortunate circumstances, the Swede is eager to stake his claim.

"It happened quick, I wasn't expecting to come in that early but you have to be ready," said Olsson 

"Afterwards it felt good, it felt like I hadn't been playing for a while, my body felt that after the game but it was good.

"When I come in I try to show myself, to make myself a good option for the team coming down the left hand side. That is what I tried to do in the game on Wednesday and I think we did quite well we created a lot of chances.

"I've been outside the team before so I know how it works. It doesn't help if you hold a grudge against anyone, I just have to work hard and show the manager if I get the chance that I want to be in the team.

"I thought we dominated the game on Wednesday, I thought we were the better team, but looking back at the goals they were sloppy goals, it wasn't from their side, it was errors from our side."

Rovers are now back in action with Charlton the visitors to Ewood Park this afternoon and Olsson knows that they have to start backing up their performances with the points, whilst cutting out the errors at the back.

"We are starting to play better but it is about the three points and something we need to get sorted quick," added the defender.

"You can see in the last two games we've been playing well and creating a lot of chances, we just need to get that feeling of scoring goals.

"But we have to stop making errors at the back and we have to score our chances because we make loads of chances to score. We should have done better going forward and putting our chances away.

"A win will give the team a lot of confidence going into the next games. We want to win every game, we go into every game trying to win."

Tickets for this afternoon's match against Charlton are on open sale up until the 3.00pm kick-off with prices from just £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors aged 65 and over, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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