UK time is: 23:25:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Santa Delivers Early For Rovers

Blackburn Rovers' most recent signing Roque Santa Cruz wasted little time in dishing out the gifts and getting off the mark for the club, as it only took him a couple of minutes to open his account.

Santa Cruz had come on to replace Benni McCarthy who was stretchered off with what looked like a serious injury at the time (thankfully not though!!!) with Rovers trailing 1-0 to Middlesbrough. Just a couple of minutes after coming on he headed home to bring the scores level, before Matt Derbyshire also came off the bench to claim the three points.

The striker (who turns 26-years-old this week) was obviously delighted to get off the mark so quickly, something, which he concedes, will also relieve some of the pressure on him. He was also quick to point out how important the service to him will be, highlighting the quality of David Bentley and Morten Gamst Pedersen.

The Paraguayan International told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "I'm very happy, because of the goal, and because we won the game.

"I enjoyed my first game very much, we worked so hard to get the three points, and I can also go home very happy because I scored on my debut.

"It takes the pressure off me now because everybody wants to score as soon as possible and I've already done that.

"We have great crossers in our team with Pedersen and Bentley I think I will enjoy playing with them
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 12 2007

Time: 7:27PM

Your Comments

It is a GREAT start for him isn't it, what a dream debut!!!
If Bents and MGP keep supplying him with the quality (as they WILL!!!) he will probably has a field day, as will Rovers!
Hughes Da Man
It is great to hear him praising team mates early on and the goal is ideal for helping him settle. Hopefully it will be the first of many this season and for Rovers. He looks hungry and happy to be a Rover.
roversman
Totally dude, I think he had respect for Rovers, Sparky and the players before he arrived, since coming here and seeing playrs first hand day in say out this has GROWN and GROWN (as we can tell!)
Hughes Da Man
"i think i will enjoy playing with them" and i think i will enjoy watchin more of the same please thank you! and derbs goal was great to watch what a finish
durks de rover
Was Derbs' BEST goal yet, and that comes straight from the horses mouth.
Hughes Da Man
Cruz gives us an ariel threat that the other stikers dont, we have a very well balanced front 5 at the min woth lots of different combinations
Clint
As good a striker force as ANY club (even Spurs who most think is the best!!!) in the country!!!
Hughes Da Man
goals r gd 4 every1
Derbyshire4England
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

O'Sullivan And Raya Extend Loans (Tuesday October 21 2014)

A More Than Deserved Point (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday October 18 2014)

Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (a) (Friday October 17 2014)

Improvement But Still Doubts (Friday October 17 2014)

King Added To The List!! (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Injuries on Duty! (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Bournemouth 13 6 3 4 6 21
9. Ipswich 13 5 5 3 4 20
10. Cardiff 13 5 4 4 2 19
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16

Breaking League News

The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00
LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack?
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 21:26:00
LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:50:00
LUFC Young defender wants a run in the side
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:33:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Review
Brentford : 22/10/2014 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v Birmingham City?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 100%
Henley 0%
Baptise 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Williamson 0%
Evans 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes (off 80) 0%
Gestede (off 66) 0%
Substitute: Dunn (on 66) 0%
Substitute: Varney (on 80) 0%