Rovers trio pen deals

Warnock, Derbyshire and Olsson sign until 2012

Last Updated: 05/05/08 11:10am

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Warnock: Rovers deal

Warnock: Rovers deal

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Blackburn Rovers trio Stephen Warnock, Matt Derbyshire and Martin Olsson have put pen-to-paper on new deals at the club.

All three players have inked contracts which will keep them at Ewood Park until the summer of 2012.

Warnock, who joined Rovers from Liverpool in January 2007, has expressed his delight at committing his immediate future to the Premier League side.

He told the club's official website: "It is fantastic, I think the club offering me a new deal is reward for what I've been doing and obviously I've been doing something right.

"It is a massive thing to be offered a new contract and when you see how the club is progressing and how things are going then you want to be part of that, and things are going well so I can't really argue."


England Under 21 international Derbyshire, who has netted six goals this season, was also quoted as being 'ecstatic' at the agreement.

Meanwhile, Olsson, 19, who joined Rovers in 2006 from Swedish side Hogaborgs BK, was pleased to agree a new deal and has set his sights on breaking into the first-team next term after making his second league appearance in the 3-1 win over Derby at the weekend.

"I'm very happy to have signed a new deal, it is what I've been working hard for, to get a contract with the first team," Olsson said.


"I've been doing well, I've been working hard, I came here two years ago and now I'm delighted to get that first-team contract.

"I've been in the squad a lot of times and on the bench too in some games, so my aim for next season is to be more involved and play more first-team games.

"I'm learning all the time in training and I'm delighted that the manager has shown this faith in me."

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