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Olsson ready for Albion run-in

15 April 2015

Centre-half keen to play key part for Baggies

JONAS Olsson is ready to assist Albion's push for survival.

The Sweden international has had a frustrating campaign so far due to a mid-season operation on his foot to ease pressure on his Achilles.

But Olsson is keen to contribute during the coming weeks, starting with this Saturday's game at Crystal Palace.

“It’s been a frustrating season but I’ve been given quite a lot of minutes by the gaffer lately, so I feel good," said Olsson.

“You always want full games, of course, but I have started two games and come on in four games in the last month or so so I’m feeling better.

“My foot feels good and I feel fresh, so I’m eager to go and hopefully I can contribute in these last six games.

“I’ve been struggling with it for two seasons and after the operation it’s been much better.

“Hopefully I will get even more minutes now.

“You want to contribute and it’s been a frustrating season for me personally and for the team, so I want to contribute now.

“I have been in this situation before so I think I have something to offer."

Speaking about Albion's run-in, he continued: “We are an experienced group and the coaching staff are experienced.

“They’ve been in similar situations as well.

“I think we are well set for the last six games. We just have to forget about these games, learn from them and move on.

“There is no room for putting your head down.

“We have to remember last season. We got through that and we have to do it again.

“We need to find our way again and find the confidence from our organisation, which has generally been good under this gaffer so we need to work on that.

“Also in the last two games we have conceded a few from set-pieces, which is unlike us, so maybe we have to put a bit more work into that.”

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