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Marcus to step out of brother's shadow

Rovers new boy Marcus Olsson wants to become and Ewood hero in his own right after spending his whole footballing life being referred to as 'Martin's brother'.

Marcus signed for Rovers on deadline day in the January transfer window and hooked up with his twin brother at Ewood Park.

Hopefully people can read his quotes and not picture a bitter brother who has secretly come up with an intricate revenge plot that he'll undertake undercover and against all odds...

Marcus told the Lancashire Telegraph - "That`s how it was for a couple of years when I played over in Sweden, mostly I was Martin Olsson`s brother."

"But now I`ve taken this step and I want to become a good player. I want to be known as Marcus, not Martin`s brother.

"I am a different person, there are similarities on the pitch as well but we are different people and we have different skills.

"I know this is a very difficult league to play in, it`s very high tempo but I know I have the tempo in me and with the right players over here, quality players, I think I can develop at training.

"And I have my brother to motivate me and help me become a better player."

"I think people will see us the first time and find it difficult because of the similarities, but after a while it becomes easier.'

"I am more attacking than Martin, I am a left midfielder and I like taking on my man, and I am a bit quicker than him! (Holy hell he must be fast!) The big difference between us is he likes to tackle more.

"And I think Martin is more childish! He likes joking around a lot, like a little baby, that`s the difference!

"It`s one minute difference between us but it feels like it`s 10 years with how he acts!

"We were 17 and we were back home in Sweden when we first got an invitation to come over here on trial for a week.

"We did well in the first week so we got invited again and we had a pretty good week then as well. We loved the club.

"We both really wanted to sign, Martin got a contract and of course I also wanted to get the contract.

"In the beginning I wasn`t thinking about it too much but over the years as my brother made his debut and started playing often, I started to realise this is what I want also.

"I was very happy for him and he kept me motivated.

"He told me, 'Stay strong, train hard and hopefully you will get here`."

Is it me or do they got on too well for brothers?!

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 9 2012

Time: 9:05AM

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Absolutely can't wait to see them both on the same pitch together - hopefully there will be some way of telling them apart ;)
Mikey Delap
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09/02/2012 09:09:00

Hopefully we might see him on sat, even if it is for just a fees mins.
Red_ice
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09/02/2012 13:33:00

coming from India, it is nice to see them bonding as well as we generaly do here :) - he looks hungry which is good for the team. and he seems to know his strengths and weakness decently well too. IF properly taken care of, i think he will be an asset here.
the calm thinker
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10/02/2012 05:09:00

Faster than Martin? Seriously? If he can at all kick a ball in vaguely the right direction then he might be okay! Usual message though - let's not expect too much too soon. It'll be a hell of a step up from the Swedish league for him.
rossp2112
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10/02/2012 19:34:00

 

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