West Brom's Jonas Olsson ready to be patient for more chances after Jonny Evans' arrival

One West Bromwich Albion player has been talking about another.

West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonas Olsson has been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about the Baggies’ new arrival Jonny Evans.

Olsson had played every minute of West Brom’s recent matches against Watford, Chelsea and Stoke City, but he found himself back on the bench against Southampton with the former Manchester United player taking his place.

Not that he minds the added fight for places; in fact it is something Olsson appears to relish.

“I thought Jonny did really well,” Olsson told the Birmingham Mail. “He’s a big signing and I’ve no problem with competition.

“You just have to stay professional and you know you’re going to get your chance again.”

The 32-year-old Swede has played 225 times for West Brom to date, scoring 13 goals and providing 10 assists in that time, but it will be interesting to see who manager Tony Pulis opts for when everyone is fit and available this season and beyond.

West Brom are currently 14th in the Premier League after picking up five points from their first five matches, and with Aston Villa next up on Saturday, what better way to get another three points on the board than by defeating their fierce rivals in their own backyard?

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