Marcus Olsson: I was original Blackburn reject!

New Blackburn Rovers signing Marcus Olsson is determined to make up for lost time.

The older of the Olsson twins by one minute, he arrived at Rovers on trial together with Martin six years ago but was unable to earn a deal at the time.

“That’s how it was for a couple of years when I played over in Sweden, mostly I was Martin Olsson’s brother,” Marcus, who had the possibility of moving to Belgium with Standard Liege before the offer came to join Rovers, told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“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."

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