Morten Gamst Pedersen has spent the week training at Brockhall – but won’t be re-signing for Rovers.

Pedersen will be the subject of a sold-out Q&A evening at Ewood Park where the fans favourite will field questions about his nine years at the club.

The 38-year-old, who enjoyed a productive spell between 2004 and 2013 at Rovers, is without a club after leaving Tromso at the end of his contract.

Tony Mowbray allowed the Norwegian to train at Brockhall this week, but not with the senior side, with the winger instead training with the Academy players and using the club’s facilities.

And the boss says fans shouldn’t get their hopes up of Pedersen turning out in the blue and white halves again.

He explained: “I would say to our fans that we won’t be signing a 38-year-old ex-player.

“He’s a lovely human being, it’s the first time I’ve met him the last few days.

“He phoned and asked if he could use the training facilities, I made it pretty clear that he can’t come and train with our first team because we’re a professional outfit and trying to prepare for a game against a local rival at the weekend.

“However fit he is, a 38-year-old coming and joining in with training, I’d rather bring Jack Vale or one of the talented young players to train with the first team.

“I was more than happy to facilitate him training with the Under-23s, the Under-18s, or using the gym and other facilities at the training ground.

“But I wouldn’t suggest there’s an opportunity for him to join the club.”