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Blackburn's Pedersen: I'd take UEFA Cup over top four finish

Morten Gamst Pedersen admits he would rather win the UEFA Cup with Blackburn Rovers than qualify for the Champions League this season.

Pedersen, who has been an ever-present in Mark Hughes' starting line-up so far this term, said: "Of course, it would be a dream to get into the top four.

"I think if you were to ask all the teams from 10th in the table upwards, every one of them would say they want to be in the top four for the Champions League.

"We've had a good start and we've put ourselves in a good position. If we can keep going in this way then, of course, there will be a chance.

"Two years ago, we were two points away from a Champions League place, so you can see how close it is, and I think we can do the same again, if not better, because we are a better team now than we were then.

"But if you were to ask me would I rather qualify for the Champions League or win the UEFA Cup?' then I'd say win the UEFA Cup."

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