West Brom defender Olsson: McAuley partnership convinced me over new deal

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson has hailed the form of Gareth McAuley.

West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson has hailed the form of Gareth McAuley.

Olsson has revealed his ‘connection’ with Gareth McAuley played a huge part in him deciding to pen a new four-year Albion deal last week.

Olsson told the WBA website: “I finally feel I’ve been able to get a good partnership at centre-half.

“I very much enjoy playing with Gareth and I hope our relationship can be a long one. One of the reasons I have re-signed is that I really love playing with him.

“He’s a good guy as well and that makes it easier to connect on the pitch.

“It’s normal when you play next to each other on the field to talk a lot and be friends. I definitely feel a connection with him.”

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