Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Pedersen has sights on Europe

Pedersen has sights on Europe

Blackburn Rovers winger Morten Gamst Pedersen has in recent days spoken of how he feels Rovers should again this season be targeting another challenge amongst the top elite for a place in Europe.

So far, Rovers have had a rocky start with two losses, two draws and their first win recorded Sunday at the expense of Manchester City, winning 4-2. This win would see them climb from rock bottom to twelfth place. Despite scoring four against City, they have so far only notched up five league goals and conceded eight, giving them one of the worst goals against starts of this campaign.

Many people feel that it is a big ask for Rovers to perform to the standards of 2005-2006 as it will be hard to emulate, yet after qualifying for Europe in sixth place, it is still a surprise to see the club starting so poorly.

However, Sundays win has raised expectations and given the fans something to celebrate. There is no reason why a club of Blackburn's size can't match their ambition and the Norwegian 25-year-old wants the fans to realise how much the club want to succeed. Pedersen would tell his native VG:

"We have only played five league matches and there is still a long way to go. But our goal is just to finish in the upper half."

With 33 games remaining and a possible 99 points up for grabs, a top six therefore UEFA Cup place is realistically possible and hopefully the new players will gel with the old to create a Premiership force, building on the foundations of the recent victory.

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday September 20 2006
Time: 11:41PM

Comments

0
It is going to be interesting to watch both Balckburn and Spurs and how they progress, neither having solid starts and GMP being a potential wing target for Spurs in January. League standings may well improve/diminish the chances of any move.
TeddyLyon
21/09/2006 03:07:00
0
He won't be leaving Rovers for Spurs in January, no way! If, and that is a BIG IF, we'll a highly unlikely if he did Spurs would certainly move up the table if they already hadn't, with Rovers maybe going in the otherway as a result. He'll not be leaving anyway!!!
Hughes Da Man
21/09/2006 08:42:00
0
Fighting talk from the Norwegian. All he needs to do now is follow that up with displays we all know he is capable of.
sandgroanun
21/09/2006 12:36:00
0
He's started too recently after starting off the season basically a shadow of the man we all know he is!
Hughes Da Man
21/09/2006 12:47:00
0
i agree know way will pedersen leave for spurs
marshinrover
22/09/2006 16:25:00
0
If Pedersen leaves for Spurs in January there will be uproar! It's not gonna happen is it, Hughes wouldn't allow it.
Hughes Da Man
22/09/2006 23:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Kilgallon Talks Lambert Exit Disappointment

Ahead of the Rotherham win it was revealed Lambert was leaving the club with Kilgallon saying how 'gutted' he and the rest of the Blackburn squad were at this news.

Former Bradford And Wigan Boss Linked

Jewell's been out of work since a week-long stint with West Brom, before this the former Bradford and Wigan boss was last the outright boss at Ipswich, who sacked him in 2012.

Lambert Says Blackburn Need Help

Continued uncertainty surrounding the club and our financial future saw Lambert decide to activate a 'release clause' allowing him to walk away from Blackburn at the end of the season.

Ben Nevis Vital Challenge For The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele18%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Hanley16%
Kilgallon0%
Marshall0%
Lenihan66%
Jordi Gomez0%
Grimes0%
Bennett0%
Graham0%
Sub - Jackson0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Conway0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship