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Olsson spreads the Albion word

Defender hopes media attention in homeland will increase Baggies fan base

JONAS Olsson is continuing his one-man crusade to recruit new Albion fans in Scandinavia. 

The 30-year-old defender, who works as a pundit for Viasat Sport, is one of only two current Sweden internationals in the Barclays Premier League – alongside Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson.

And the former NEC Nijmegen player hopes his media duties will further promote the club in his homeland.   

“I do a little bit of media work,” said Olsson. 

“I do something every week, although I haven’t been in the TV studio for a while.

“Sometimes, I do telephone interviews or reporters come over here and do a piece about me or West Bromwich. 

“It’s something I enjoy doing. The journalists are good people and it’s good to promote West Brom a little bit.

“The view in Sweden is that we play quite attractive football and we’re a team that is just below the top six or seven. 

“The focus is on West Brom a little bit more in Sweden because there are not a lot of Swedish players in the league other than me and Seb.”