Olsson fit for relegation run-in

22 March 2011 05:51
West Bromwich Albion centre-half Jonas Olsson has played down fears that he had re-injured his heel at the weekend.The 28-year-old has missed three months of the season with a heel problem, returning to action last month. [LNB]And, although seen hobbling during last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal at The Hawthorns, the Swedish international insisted: "It was not a big problem. [LNB]"I had some heel raisers in my shoes and one of those broke during the first half," the big stopper told BBC WM. [LNB]"I came in for the second half and got new ones and had no problem, and I'm going in training this afternoon." [LNB]Olsson's return to regular first-team football has coincided with a better run of form under new head coach Roy Hodgson, and he feels the Baggies have what it takes to stay in the Premier League.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Both this game and the Stoke game we could have ended up with three points," he said. "We've been playing well. A bit more solid than before I think. [LNB]"We now have Liverpool and Chelsea at home and Tottenham away. [LNB]"But this season has been crazy in every which way, and every team in the league is involved in either a relegation battle or title race or the race for a Champions League place. [LNB]"Wherever you go in April, if you go to Stamford Bridge or the Hawthorns or St James' Park, it's really difficult - our schedule isn't harder than anyone else's." [LNB]Olsson heads off on international duty for Sweden on Thursday, returning in time for the Liverpool game on 2 April.

Source: BBC_Sport