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Pedersen Aiming High For Rovers

Pedersen Aiming High For Rovers

Expectation levels were high for Blackburn Rovers this season. The very impressive start to the campaign seems to have raised them even higher, with Morten Gamst Pedersen targeting the top four.

Rovers may be only four matches in, but the are still unbeaten, something that is unusual for Rovers at this stage as they are notoriously slow started. However, with Rovers having one of the most lethal strike forces in the country according to Pedersen (Tottenham Hotspur were considered by many as the best, but with Matt Derbyshire, Benni McCarthy, Maceo Rigters, Jason Roberts and Roque Santa Cruz Rovers are looking very strong, personally I feel Liverpool have the strongest.) so the Rovers winger feels that this can help Rovers push on into a top four place.

He told “The big clubs can get the headlines then we can sneak up from behind.

“We had a good team last year and we have kind of got some new players, considering who's back from injury, for example Robbie Savage and Ryan Nelsen.

“And we have Benni McCarthy and Roque Santa Cruz who are fun to play with.

“I don't think many Premier League teams have a better strike-force than we do at the moment.

“They work hard and score goals, and we do have Jason Roberts as a back-up

A top four place is going to be pretty tough for Rovers to achieve, but if the unbeaten run of fourteen matches keeps going, and the good start is built on, with Rovers always very strong at the tail end of the season you never know? You have to set your targets high, as Pedersen has.


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Date:Wednesday September 5 2007
Time: 8:10PM


Fair play from Gamst, he has got it right. The strike force is enviable and the expectations are high. I hope we keep in the backgorund in terms of media attention as that is when we play best....
05/09/2007 20:20:00
Yer good to hear positive media from Gamst, hopefully will come true all this expectation should do. Hopefully Reid will come back to his best!!!
05/09/2007 20:43:00
I think too many of the lads are thinking of Champs League. I still think this is well beyond us at this stage and would require massive amounts of luck to break through. Still I suppose we are due some. The flip side is that the players are talking about playing Champs football with Rovers!
05/09/2007 21:06:00
When is Reid coming back?
Desert Kiwi
06/09/2007 07:42:00
yeah for someone "who wanted to leave" in the summer its not bad going!!
06/09/2007 09:04:00
Reid is back in training. I think a champions league spot is a little optimistic, but definately 5th or 6th. However 4th is only 1 place above 5th (nice to see my A-level maths hasn't gone to waste!), so with a slice of luck, 4th is a definate possibility. 3rd is only one place above 4th (that is further maths coming into play!) so with a bigger slice of luck, who knows! Rovers for top spot!!! But realistically, 5th or 6th...
Decimus Poole
06/09/2007 09:09:00
I call 6th... but wont be suprised if we go one place either way... lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet...
06/09/2007 09:56:00
Without deciding exactly which teams will be above us at the end of the season, anything higher than 6th would not only be that we had played very well consistently but that some other teams had a bad run. The way I calculate this is ;- that of the 4 major London clubs, 2 will probably finish above us, of the 4 Liverpool/Manchester clubs 2 may finish above us, + 1 unexpected club (last seasons was Reading) that happens to have an especially good run (e.g. Villa, Newcastle or a 3rd London club). So, top ten finish expected, 6th hoped for, anything above is a bonus. We almost have a good enough team to come First BUT a couple of quality players are still needed and the number of yellow card points building up is a worry.
06/09/2007 10:54:00
not bothered about the yellow cards i must say... most of them are for unfairly targeting out players due to the image portrayed in the media...
06/09/2007 11:19:00
r.waterfall - There is no reason why we couldn't be the 'unexpected club' to finish in an elevated position...
Decimus Poole
06/09/2007 12:30:00
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