Morten Gamst Pedersen is a wide-left midfield player who joined Blackburn Rovers from Norwegian club Tromso in the summer of 2004. After a short settling-in period he established himself in the line-up at Ewood Park and has now made over 200 Premier League appearances for the club. A tricky winger with a strong work ethic, he is capable of whipping in dangerous crosses from the flank and has earned a reputation for scoring spectacular goals. Morten again featured regularly for Rovers in the 2010-11 season, scoring four goals, including a double in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa in November. A regular at international level for Norway since 2004, he has now won over 60 caps for his country.
The Premier League continued this weekend, with the first Friday night football of the new campaign.