Morten contract reaction from the horse's mouth
Morten Gamst Pedersen has spoken of his pleasure at signing his brand new deal.
Pedersen has been touch and go for a while now as to whether he would sign up or leave for pastures new, but the deal has been sealed now leaving the future clear.
Morten has insisted Blackburn was always his first choice.
Pedersen, speaking to rovers.co.uk said - "Blackburn always was my first choice. We have a united team, great management and brilliant supporters.
"Also, there aren`t many footballers who get the opportunity to stay with one Premier League club for 10 years. I did and I want to honour that."
Big Sam is just pleased to have retained the services of Morten for longer, as to say there were doubts over his commitment would be an understatement.
Big Sam commented - "Pedersen is one of our most dedicated and professional players,'
"We`re glad to finally have a contract in place and look forward to the new season."
So all is right with the world again. Will the new deal by a boost or will complacency set in?