Pedersen Wants to Stay at Rovers

  • Last Updated: October 28 2011, 13:39 BST

Morten Gamst Pedersen is keen to remain a Blackburn player for as long as he is wanted at Ewood Park.

Morten Gamst Pedersen: Happy at Blackburn

The Norwegian agreed a new four-year contract in May 2010, but there had been speculation he was considering leaving the club after lengthy negotiations before signing.

Pedersen, though, insists he had no such idea having been a Blackburn player since arriving from Tromso in a £1.5million deal in the summer of 2004.

"I will stay here as long as I can and as long as they want me to be here. I've still got two-and-a-half years left on my contract and I want to finish that," he told FIFA's official website ahead of Saturday's Premier League match at Norwich.

"There was a lot of speculation because I took some time to sort this contract out, but Blackburn was always my first choice and they've been taking care of me in the good times and the bad.

"I think it's a great club to be at, they treat you well. I've been here so long I feel like a part of the club, I'm the longest-serving player at the moment and I'm really proud of that."

Blackburn sit bottom of the league as they prepare to visit Carrow Road and Pedersen knows there is a need for improvements.

Fans have been protesting against manager Steve Kean, but the midweek Carling Cup win over previously unbeaten Newcastle might have created some positive momentum.

Pedersen said: "In the league, if you don't take your chances you get punished by the opposition and it's tough.

"It's hard for us and the fans to take. We just have to start winning games, that's a fact."