UK time is: 17:14:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The end for Pedersen?

Long serving Rovers midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen has confirmed that he will see out the final year of his current Rovers contract - as long as the club want him around next season.

The player, controversially described as a pensioner early season by Global Advisor and human foghorn Shebby Singh, has been in and out of the side this campaign and has been a mixed bag of inconsistency as is now his norm.

But the player's commitment to the cause at Ewood Park, which should never be questioned, has shone through in difficult times for Rovers.

Pedersen told the Lancashire Telegraph - "It`s hard to say, maybe it would be good, maybe not, you never know.

"When I`m here I always stand behind the contract.

"I was the first one to say I was behind my contract when we went down.

"When you love the club and you so badly want it to do well and get back to the Premier League you don`t want to let people down. I didn`t want to jump off or anything like that.'

After signing for Rovers in 2004 from Norwegian side Tromso, Pedersen has been a mainstay at the club and another year would see him come close to reaching Testimonial status.

"I`m a big part of this club and I`ve been here for a long time. I`m the longest serving player now, with Dunny having two spells.' Morten continued.

"It`s tough, you`ve got feelings and that`s why it hurts even more when you lose games.

"But I`ve still got one more year left and that`s what I`m thinking of. I`m going away now and I`m coming back here for pre-season.

"I always stand behind the club and the contract. I`ve never gone up and tried to say other things."

The problem facing Gamst is that Rovers are going to need some financial restructuring this summer with income already vastly outweighed by money leaving the club and measuring his output against his wages (which are high for the Championship) he should be considered for the chop if we are keen to move players out.

One thing is for sure though, for as inconsistent and as frustrating as he can be, there are many who've fled the vessel whilst he hung around and at least tried to help out.

General complaints about player wages aside, that's commendable.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 7 2013

Time: 11:30AM

Your Comments

Would be weird in a way to think of Pedersen as a Rover no more. Him and Dunny just seem part of the furniture!
Mikey Delap
Get rid if possible. We have seen the best of him; he has been very poor the last two seasons
dallydally
I reckon he and Dunny would take a pay-cut if asked.
BigNumber5
I think he will have a super season ever player on there last year of contract do
tubzz
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer Salutes Outstanding Rovers (Monday September 22 2014)

Raya Makes Southport Loan (Monday September 22 2014)

Accrington Stanley Loan For O'Sullivan (Monday September 22 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday September 20 2014)

Bowyer: We Deserved A Draw At Least (Thursday September 18 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Kean Loaned To Yeovil Town (Monday September 15 2014)

Marshall's Premier League Technique (Monday September 15 2014)

Bowyer Delighted With Rovers Character (Monday September 15 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic (Saturday September 13 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Sheff Wed 8 4 3 1 4 15
7. Charlton 8 3 5 0 3 14
8. Derby County 8 3 4 1 5 13
9. Blackburn 8 4 1 3 0 13
10. Reading 8 4 1 3 0 13
11. Leeds Utd 8 4 1 3 0 13
12. Ipswich 7 3 2 2 3 11

Breaking League News

Cash Does Talk So It Would Seem!
Fulham : 22/09/2014 16:59:00
Magath`s Not Finished Yet!
Fulham : 22/09/2014 16:46:00
Big Game Preview - Latics v Ipswich Town
Wigan : 22/09/2014 11:51:00
Brentford Players Analysis v Boro
Brentford : 22/09/2014 10:10:00
Jackett pleased by Bolton win
Wolves : 22/09/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match against Fulham?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 0%
Duffy 0%
Hanley 0%
Baptiste 0%
Olsson 0%
Marshall 0%
Cairney (off 45) 0%
Williamson (off 50) 0%
Evans 0%
Rhodes (off 78) 50%
Gestede 0%
Substitute: Taylor (on 45) 50%
Substitute: Conway (on 50) 0%
Substitute: Varney (on 78) 0%