Speaking to Norwegian news outlet Aftenposten, former Blackburn Rovers favourite Morten Gamst Pedersen has confirmed that he has returned to the club to train with Tony Mowbray’s side for a week after his release from Norwegian side Tromso.

In the summer of 2013, midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen left Blackburn Rovers to sign for Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor, bringing an end to his nine-year association with the club. But now, having departed Norwegian side Tromso, he has returned to Rovers to train with Tony Mowbray’s side for a week.

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Pedersen is with the club to maintain his fitness as he looks to find a new club as despite being 38, he has no intention of retiring yet. Speaking of his return to Blackburn as a trainee, he said:

“It’s true that I’m training with Blackburn for a week said. After all, I am unemployed and want to play football.”

After starting his career in his native country Norway, Pedersen signed for Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2004. In his nine years at the club, he went on to become a firm favourite among the Ewood Road faithful.

Playing as either a left-winger or in the middle of the park, Pedersen notched up a massive 343 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, scoring 44 goals and providing an impressive 64 assists along the way. He was a danger from set-pieces with his left-foot capable of causing havoc for both defenders and goalkeepers.

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Since leaving Rovers in 2013, Pedersen has gone on to play for Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor and Norwegian side Rosenborg, before turning to former club Tromso.

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