Blackburn move to bring in Olsson twin

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Blackburn Rovers have completed the free transfer of left back Marcus Olsson from Halmstads, writes James Stevenson.

The defender, twin of Rovers’ Martin Olsson, can play up front and on the left wing has put pen to paper of a two-and-a-half-year deal at the Ewood Park.

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The 23-year-old is a full Sweden international like his brother and has been at Halmstads since 2008 after coming through the academy at Hogaborgs.

The brothers were handed a trial at Blackburn in 2005, with Martin securing a permanent move to Ewood Park, while Marcus returned to Sweden.

Olsson is Blackburn’s second signing of the January transfer window after Anthony Modeste joined on loan from Bordeaux.