Sunday, January 16, 2005

MGP Scores Two Goals In Two Games

Blackburn Rovers' 23-year-old Norway international, Morten Gamst Pedersen (affectionately known as "MGP"), has kicked two goals in two consecutive Rovers games.

He scored a 54th minute strike against Portsmouth in their English Premier League encounter on Saturday to give Rovers the win, thanks to a David Thompson through-ball, and also scored in last Saturday's FA Cup encounter against Cardiff City.

Gamst Pedersen had been frozen out of manager Mark Hughes' plans when he replaced former manager Graeme Souness in September 2004, with the promise that he would feature in 2005.

With some Rovers fans wondering why the potential left-wing star only featured in one (League Cup) substitute appearance in more than three months at the club, all minor angst is now forgotten with the Norwegian now proving some of his worth.

Pedersen has been somewhat of a revelation for the Blackburn midfield, with goal scoring midfielders a rarity this season at Ewood Park. He has kicked three goals in three overall games in his Rovers career under Mark Hughes.

However, Mark Hughes might have some qualms over his defensive capabilities and his lack of imposition on opposing players, which might count against him in future selection.

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