Morten Gamst Pedersen will be the guest at a sold-out Q&A event at Ewood Park on Friday – and will spend this week training at the club’s Brockhall training base.  

Rovers organised the night with the fans’ favourite and as a goodwill gesture have allowed the 39-year-old to train at the club this week.

Pedersen is without a club after seeing his deal with boyhood club Tromso come to an end after four years.

Pedersen arrived in East Lancashire from Tromso in August 2004 and would go on to become one of the most popular players in Rovers’ recent history, scoring 48 goals in 349 appearances.

To help him with his quest to find a new club, with Pedersen having no intention of retiring, Rovers have allowed the Norwegian to use their training facilities.

Pedersen will then speak at Friday’s Q&A event, before attending Saturday’s home game with Preston North End.

“It's true that I'm training with Blackburn for a week said,” Pedersen who left Rovers after nine years for Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor in August 2013

“After all, I am unemployed and want to play football.”

When speaking to Norwegian news outlet iTromsø, Pedersen even let himself dream of a possible return to the club, also revealing he hadn’t heard from Tromso since his contract expired at the end of 2019.

He said: “Of course, to train with quality players in such a good team I naturally agreed. Then it is always allowed to dream about what will happen next.

I keep all possibilities open right now. That I am very fond of Blackburn is no doubt.”