Writer: Mikey D
Date:Monday October 20 2008
Benni McCarthy has expressed his frustration at lack of first team starts this season. However, in a 'that's more like it!' moment, Benni says he is confident he will rediscover his goalscoring form for Blackburn and convince manager Paul Ince he is worth a regular start.
McCarthy hasn't scored this season but he looked sharp when he came on against Bolton and has promised future effort to spark a return to form.
McCarthy has plenty of competition this season, Rovers' other forwards are Roque Santa Cruz, Jason Roberts, Matt Derbyshire and Robbie Fowler - 5 quality forwards who can a positive effect on play.
McCarthy though, is determined to force his way back to the form that bagged him 24 goals in his debut season.
Benni Mac, who's attitude has been called into question more than once by this writer, even went to great lengths to impress Blackburn boss Paul Ince by busting a gut to get back to England in time for the game against Bolton at the weekend.
McCarthy, speaking to the Sun newspaper, said - "It`s very frustrating, I`m just taking my time and I`ll try to take advantage of any chance that springs my way.
The most important thing is just getting off the mark. Once that first one goes in, then the confidence comes back.
It definitely will. My form is good in the national team. I scored a really good goal against Ghana, even if I say so myself.
I only came back from South Africa today (Saturday)," he said. "We flew on Friday night because we were in Bloemfontein, not Johannesburg, and we were back at 11.30am. I was keen to play.
It`s the second day when you start feeling the jet-lag. I felt good out there and I`m glad I got on the pitch.
I flew to Manchester then drove over to join up with the guys in Bolton. It`s good to get a game even if it`s for a few minutes."
Now THAT is the right attitude Benni, well done.
Date:Monday October 20 2008
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