Pedersen credits Allardyce's influence

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Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen has credited manager Sam Allardyce with turning around his season and that of the club.

When the former Bolton and Newcastle manager took over from the sacked Paul Ince in mid-December Rovers were in deep trouble, second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just 16 points from 18 matches.

"I think we were something like five points from safety when he came in," he told Rovers World.

"He has been doing loads of good things and the form of the team, and especially myself, has been getting better and better with every game we've played.

"Now we are going to try to finish the season off with a little bit of style and pride and have a good end with the fans at Ewood Park against West Brom.

"First we have Chelsea, and we can go there with a smile on our face, it is a great feeling."

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