I would like join the many others and pay tribute to the contribution defender Jonas Olsson has made to West Bromwich Albion. He was what I describe as a proper tough no nonsense defender. Forwards would always know they were in for a tough afternoon playing against the likeable Swedish international.

He played 245 games in the Navy Blue and White stripes and his ability, dedication, application, effort and commitment was there for all to see. He always came of the pitch with nothing left in the tank.

On the pitch he was always focused and rarely smiled and looked at times as if he was quite miserable when nothing could be further from the truth.

However off the pitch he was always smiling but was a quiet unassuming man, a top guy and a genuinely nice guy who always had time for fans and us in the media. Good luck to him back in his native Sweden at Djurgardens IF he will be missed.

He loved his music and was a more than capable guitarist

On a personal note who the hell am I now going to endlessly talk to about Bruce Springsteen?