Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Olsson Takes His Rovers Chance

Olsson Takes His Rovers Chance

Roque Santa Cruz may have been the main draw for many Blackburn Rovers fans (and possibly Preston North End as well?!?!) on Saturday, but he was not the only Rover making his debut!

19-year-old left-back Martin Olsson also made his senior bow for the club during the 3-0 victory over Preston at Deepdale. The Under-19 Swedish International came on with thirty minutes to play as a substitute for Stephen Warnock, and the youngster did not disappoint.

A broken foot sustained by Bruno Berner last week during the defeat to Huddersfield has given Glyn Hodges' reserve regular a chance to stake a claim for a first team squad place this season (with him awarded a squad number of 29 last week), this injury is something which Olsson acknowledges, and although he does feel for Berner he is looking to make them of his chance, should more come along.

Olsson told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:

"It was very good, I was nervous at first. But everyone gave me confidence and told me to play as I usually play and I started relaxing.

"It has been good news for me, I've been playing well this week and last year I played well too, so it is so good to get my chance now.

"It is unfortunate for Bruno, I feel sorry for him, but I have now my chance now and I'll take it and try to do my best
."

Rovers Manager Mark Hughes was pleased with what he saw from Olsson, and he added:

"Martin Olsson is a young player we've got high hopes for. I thought he did really well and he enjoyed his taste of first team football."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Don`t forget "Walkerbout" Sunday Evenings in the forum between 7pm & 9pm - For more information click here.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Walker
Date:Monday August 6 2007
Time: 2:54PM

Comments

0
MARK MY WORDS, Olsson is destined for stardom!!! And he may get a taste of the Premiership (almost certainly the Carling Cup, depending on opponents?!?!) this season.
Hughes Da Man
06/08/2007 14:56:00
0
I was pleased to hear of his inclusion and consequent appearance. It will do his confidence a world of good and provide extra cover!
roversman
06/08/2007 15:03:00
0
Yeah big things to come he was tipped for stardom when we signed him, great to see it and sure will get chances, as Warnock likes to pick up those yellows doesn't he over time so he will deff get a chance, hopefully will take it and won't waste away like McEvely did a bit.
roverjoy
06/08/2007 15:51:00
0
I felt sorry for McEverley though really as he didn't really get much of a chance did he?!?! Olsson will and WILL impress.
Did you see that thunderbolt Jay scored for Derby County last week in Pre-Season. WHAT a goal!!!
Hughes Da Man
07/08/2007 12:30:00
0
Im glad for the lad Olsson, it must be good for the likes of Nolan, Taylor and other lads close to the 1st team that should you play well and the oppurtunity arises then Hughes has the faith in them to play them, fair enough it was only a pre-season game and maybe he may not have so quick to throw the lad on in a league game but sometimes u have to take a chance, sometimes they pay off
Clint
07/08/2007 14:20:00
0
I know what you are saying, but at the same time Nolan and Taylor (especially Taylor) for example have been around a while longer than Olsson, and they don't appear to be likely to get a chance like Olsson any time soon?!?! So although it gives them something to aim at, it might work the otherway and they start thinking (especially Taylor) what do I have to do, am I reallt good enough?!?!
Hughes Da Man
07/08/2007 22:49:00
0
He looked the absolute bees knees out there.... another good find from the Spark meister....
MikeyGamst
08/08/2007 11:07:00
0
Well it would start to effect Taylor more as he is the natural replacement on the left, but Hughes knows wot he can do, he has seen more of him, I think it was Hughes just sounding out wot the other lads can do. We will see a lot more of the Nolan and Taylor this yr im sure of it, as Hughes has not really sent them out on loan recently.
Clint
08/08/2007 14:23:00
0
How about a bit more of Peter as well... lets make the most of the squad, we have some good youngsters!
MikeyGamst
08/08/2007 19:05:00
0
Whats the bet Mceveley scores against us this season!?!?!!? Touch wood....
MikeyGamst
09/08/2007 16:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Who Will Blackburn Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

Graham Could Still Make Blackburn Move

Wigan, Birmingham & Preston are all being linked with Graham; Celtic could also make a move for the Sunderland striker who will leave the Stadium of Light on a free transfer.

Henley Out Of Wales Squad

Coleman has regularly selected Henley in his Welsh squads since the twice capped right back returned to the fold in March last year but he's returned from the Portugal training camp.

Ainsworth 'Flattered' But Committed To Wycombe

Lambert's successor is still unclear, one of those linked with the vacancy being former Blackburn youngster Ainsworth. Flattered as he said he is he's not looking to leave Wycombe.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele13%
Marshall5%
Duffy1%
Hanley2%
Kilgallon7%
Lenihan7%
Lowe1%
Jordi Gomez1%
Bennett2%
Graham55%
Grimes1%
Sub - Evans2%
Sub - Jackson2%
Sub - Conway1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker7
2.dallydally6
3.@roverseas5
4.mobyduck5
5.tonys1
6.jimbogeesus1