Pedersen slammed by Singh
Rovers' global advisor says Norwegian is not contributing
Last Updated: August 11, 2012 8:54pm
Blackburn Rovers' global advisor Shebby Singh has launched a scathing attack on Morten Gamst Pedersen, saying he has not been contributing to the team and has lost his legs.
Whilst insisting that Pedersen has a clean slate at the start of a new season, Singh has warned the Norwegian that his career at the club could be in jeopardy.
Singh says the 30-year-old has not been able to adapt his game as he has got older and is no longer the force he once was.
Blackburn are keen to move forward with a batch of dynamic players and Singh has questioned whether Pedersen fits into that model.
Speaking at an open forum with fans organised by the Blackburn Rovers Action Group, Singh said: "Morten Gamst Pedersen used to be a fantastic left winger. Unfortunately he has not reinvented himself as a central midfielder.
"He has lost his legs, he's not been contributing to the team. We are not here to entertain big names, I am sorry, and this is why teams fail.
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"He has got a clean slate. He has lost his legs, he's not been contributing to the team.
"We want people who can run and run, and keep running for 90 minutes for the cause. We are not here to entertain big names, I am sorry, and this is why teams fail.
"Morten Gamst Pedersen, under Sam Allardyce, was possibly three years younger. Wingers lose their pace and if they can't reinvent themselves as central midfielders they are, quite literally, of no use.
"There are players who are past their sell-by-date. If this club wants to move forward, you need energy, you need vigour."
Singh also told fans that manager Steve Kean would be sacked if Blackburn lost three games in a row at the start of the season.