Olsson : Sam The Man But Ince Certainly Wasn't
Martin Olsson thinks that Paul Ince lacked the experience and the know how to get the best from Blackburn Rovers.
The main concern amongst the squad was a lack of confidence but now the Sweden Under 21 International feels that Rovers now have the man to steer us to the safety we all crave.
Olsson, speaking to Sky Sports News, clarified - 'He (Ince) tried his best but when he was here we were low on confidence,'
'Since Sam came in we have been working hard in training and we know we can get out of the bottom three, it will just take a bit of time.
'We work as a team, not individuals. There is more communication and that helps a lot on the pitch.
'Sam has been in the Premier League for a long time compared to Paul Ince. Ince needed to learn more because he was new to the game.
'Sam knows what he is doing and that is why I'm not bothered if I'm not playing because I'll just learn what others are doing on the pitch.
'I think our confidence has gone much higher than when Ince was here.'
Olsson is back from illness and due a run in the team, with the Swede tipped to get a go against Coventry in the Cup. But dreams of glory are secondary to Olsson's desire to stay in the Premier League.
'I've been out with injury and viruses but if I get my chance I'll do my best,'
'I saw a bit of the last game (against Coventry) and in the second half they were good.
'We have to be focused and start playing how we can and I think we will be fine. We are playing good football when we are playing together.
'We know we are good as a team and we know we can beat Coventry even if we don't have the strongest squad.
'If he (Allardyce) plays the young ones or the ones who don't play every week, then the others can think about the Premier League games.
'It is important game because we want to get to Wembley but the Premier League is more important and we have to focus on that.'