Pedersen relieved to grab goal

Blackburn winger hoping to rediscover form

Pedersen: Back in the goals

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Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen has voiced his relief after ending his Premier League goal drought.

Pedersen netted in the 90th minute of Rovers' 4-1 victory over Bolton on Sunday for his first league goal since last February.

The Norway international had made a name for himself as a goalscoring midfielder until his barren run and he hopes his latest effort will set him up for the rest of the season.

"It was a good feeling because it's been a while since I last scored in the league," Pedersen told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"I've scored a couple in the cups, and a few for my national team, but in the league it has been a while, and it's always good to score, especially when we managed to put in a good performance as a team as well.

"I've hit almost everything; the crossbar; the post; people.

"But today I hit the target and it's a good feeling. Hopefully, I can get a few more now."

Hughes happiness

Manager Mark Hughes was also delighted for Pedersen after keeping faith with him all season, and is confident the 26-year-old will now go from strength to strength.

"It was an important goal for Morten," said Hughes.

"Obviously, confidence wise, he has been a little bit low but he took his goal really well, and I thought in the first half he caused them a real problem with his power in the air, and his ability to produce balls from wide areas.

"So it was a good performance by him, and I'm sure he will benefit from that."