Pedersen wants Rovers stay

Norwegian committed to club after hitting back at owners with goal

Morten Gamst Pedersen: Scored Blackburn's winner against Leicester

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Morten Gamst Pedersen says he remains committed to Blackburn after responding to criticism from the club's owners with the winning goal against Leicester on Saturday.

The 30-year-old hit back at owner Shebby Singh after he branded the winger a "pensioner" by sealing Rovers' 2-1 victory with a curling shot in the 79th minute, then grabbing a walking stick from the club's kit man as part of his celebration.

But Pedersen, who has been at Ewood Park since joining from Tromso in 2004, has refused to become embroiled in a war of words and says he will do his talking on the pitch.

He said: "It was a good celebration. When I arrived at Ipswich for the opening game, the walking stick was hanging on my peg in the dressing room!

"I can't control what people are saying. But if I have a problem with someone, I will go and see them and sort it that way. It is easier than doing it through the media."

Committed

The Norway international added: "I am not going to say all my thoughts because I think that is between me, the management and the owners.

"I try to keep things away from the media in that way. Of course I read newspapers, people talk to me and you hear things. Sometimes you are wondering what is going on.

"But Sunday is eight years since I signed for Rovers. I said earlier I am committed to Blackburn.

"I was one of the first people to say this. I have had offers to leave before but I have stayed.

"The main thing is to get back to the Premier League. That is where we want to be."