Morten Gamst Pedersen to stay at Blackburn despite club's relegation

Morten Gamst Pedersen
Morten Gamst Pedersen has played for Blackburn for the last eight seasons

Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen has said he will stay at Blackburn despite the club's relegation to the Championship.

The 30-year-old Norway international has two years left of a four-year deal and had been linked with a move back to the Premier League.

"I have a contract with Blackburn Rovers and I intend to honour that," he wrote on his website www.gamst.co.uk.

Pedersen has played 288 games in eight years at Ewood Park, scoring 46 goals.

He also admitted that Blackburn's relegation was a low point in his career.

"As a football player the relegation was the worst thing that has ever happened to me," he wrote.

"As a Blackburn fan it was devastating, it was cruel and I cannot describe the feeling I had when the relegation was clear and the season was over."

Pedersen is currently training with Norway ahead of games against England and Croatia.

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