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


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

Captain Heads Released Rovers List

Blackburn have confirmed the release of eight players following the Championship relegation - captain, and long-serving player, Jason Lowe among them.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Cambridge Experience Fuels Wharton Ambition

Relegation means it's been a disappointing season for Blackburn. But for Scott Wharton, on a personal level, the Rovers defender made his debut and enjoyed loan success at Cambridge.

Stokes Set For Third Hibernian Spell?

Stokes' miserable spell at Blackburn is expected to end in the coming weeks with the former Celtic and Republic of Ireland striker ready to return to ex-club Hibernian.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By:
Raya8%
Lenihan3%
Ward1%
Mulgrew54%
Nyambe3%
Lowe3%
Guthrie1%
Williams3%
Bennett0%
Graham1%
Gallagher17%
Sub-Conway1%
Sub-Lucas Joao1%
Sub-Emnes4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment