Pedersen happy to stay at Rovers

The Norwegian’s future was in doubt after talks over a new contract

stalled, but in May he agreed a four-year deal. Pedersen, who

joined Rovers from Tromso in 2004, is now eagerly anticipating the

new campaign ahead at Ewood Park. He said on Sky Sports News: “I

got offers from other clubs, it is not like I try to hide away, but

Blackburn have always been my No.1. “At one stage I almost lost my

focus a little bit of what I wanted to do, so I just put that to

the side and tried to play my football, and it worked well for me.

“You can think the grass is always greener, but I am happy to be

here and am looking forward.” With reports of a possible takeover

at Blackburn ongoing, Pedersen is hopeful of new signings before

the transfer window closes. He added: “If we get some money to

spend so we can buy some quality players that will be good for us.”