Marcus Olsson has provided a huge boost for Blackburn Rovers after the defender declared himself happy at the club amidst interest from Derby County.
The 27-year-old has been at Ewood Park since January 2012 and the left-back, who can also play as a winger, has become a regular fixture in the first team.
He has made over 95 appearances in the top-two English divisions combined and the impressive performances in the 2014/15 campaign earned the defender the club’s Player of the Season award.
Olsson has started 11 of the 16 Championship matches so far this term and the Sweden international has reportedly attracted the interest of Derby, who are flying high in fifth position.
County are currently searching for a new left-back after their first choice Craig Forsyth was ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury and they are hoping to secure a deal for the Rovers ace.
Head coach Paul Clement is rumoured to be eyeing a loan move for Olsson before making the deal permanent in January for £1million.
However, the arrival of Paul Lambert as the new manager at Blackburn may have scuppered Derby’s chances of any transfer with the ex-Aston Villa boss yet to make any decisions on his squad.
Olsson’s future remains up in the air at the moment but the Swede appears to have reaffirmed his commitment to Blackburn after expressing his happiness.
“I’ve no comments to that rumour. Right now, I’m a Blackburn player and I’m very happy at the club,” he told the BBC. “They’ve given me the chance to play Premier League football and the chance to play regularly in the Championship.”
Olsson will be hoping to feature in Saturday’s away trip to Preston and the visitors are a 2.88 shot to clinch all three points, a draw is priced at 3.20 while the hosts are slight favourites at 2.60.