Jonas Olsson says he is 'thriving' at West Brom under Tony Pulis

The giant Swede's contract expires in 2016, but he could be looking at an extension after reclaiming a first team role at the end of the season.

West Brom's veteran defender Jonas Olsson has been speaking to the Mirror about how much he has enjoyed this last season, with the Swede winning his way back into the plans of manager Tony Pulis in the final couple of months of the campaign.

Since arriving in the Midlands, Olsson has made 220 appearances, and after Chris Brunt and James Morrison, is the club's longest serving first team player. Having just wrapped up his seventh season at the Baggies, the centre back is a firm fan favourite at the Hawthorns.

And it looks like the feeling is mutual, as the former NEC defender underlined how much he enjoys playing at the club and in the Premier League.

“I thrive in Premier League football and in West Bromwich, socially, it is great,” Olsson said in the Mirror, as he prepared to meet up with the Swedish national team for their end of season games.

“I have received a lot of playing time under the new manager. I feel in great shape and it is fun to make the season a little longer.

“Normally you are quite worn down in May and June, but that is not the case for me this year.”

It wasn't an easy season for the 32-year-old, with a series of costly errors and injuries problems looking like defining his campaign early on, but he featured in 9 out of the last 10 matches, and is now optimistic about the future as he enters the final year of his contract. 

“We’ll see what the future brings," he added. "It should become a little clearer this summer, it tends to happen that way when you are going into the final year of a contract. You find out if someone wants to prolong it or not.

“I have not had those talks with the club yet. But I have no stress going on, I like it and feel comfortable with the new manager. We’ll see what happens."

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