MORTEN ON HIS WAY AT ROVERS
BLACKBURN’S longest-serving player Morten Gamst Pedersen has been told he has no future at the club.
The Norwegian international, 31, branded a ‘pensioner’ by Rovers’ global adviser Shebby Singh 12 months ago, has spent nine years at Ewood Park.
Last season he made 33 appearances, but with Blackburn looking to trim their wage bill the winger looks surplus to requirements.
“There is no big issue. Morten is a top, top professional who wants to play football,” said chief executive Derek Shaw.
“He has found himself out of the team and we will do anything we can to assist a move.
“You don’t meet people as professional as Morten too often and he is a man who wants to play football.”
Blackburn have also terminated the contract of goalkeeper Seb Usai with immediate effect.
The 23-year-old joined after a successful trial in October 2011 but has never made a first team appearance.
Elsewhere, defender Todd Kane, the 19-year-old fullback who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, has been named in England’s U21 squad for their friendly against Scotland on Tuesday.
OFF YOU GO: Pedersen