Pedersen out to end drought
Morten Gamst Pedersen has vowed to end his year long goal drought in the near future.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 01/02/08 9:57am
Morten Gamst Pedersen has vowed to end his goal drought in the near future after going almost a year without a Premier League goal.
The Blackburn winger found the target four times in his first season in England, nine times during the 2005/06 campaign and on six occasions last term, but with his last strike coming against Sheffield United way back on 3rd February 2007, the Norwegian is now keen to resolve the issue as soon a possible.
Pedersen has built a reputation for scoring spectacular goals since arriving at Ewood Park in 2004 and admits that as a result defenders now place more emphasis on denying him space, which is one of the reasons behind his restricted opportunities in front of goal.
"It's really hard, people are aware of you," he said.
"You have to work hard and play a little bit differently sometimes.
"But at least we have loads of people who score this season, so if I can put the ball in and they score it's no problem for me.
"I will score sooner or later. There's no rush. I just want to play and do my best. I know I'm 100 per cent again and I'll get it soon.
"I hope when I score it won't just be one, and I will get on a roll.
"I can't get myself down because I haven't scored. I have to work hard and I think I've improved on other things this season.
"When I get my goalscoring form back I think it will be very good."