Blackburn Rovers - Hughes Rightly Backing Benni
UK time is: 07:33:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hughes Rightly Backing Benni

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes is rightly (as why shouldn't he!!!) backing Benni McCarthy to rediscover his goalscoring touch VERY soon.

McCarthy, who scored 24 goals last season (included finishing second to Didier Drogba in the Premiership top scorer stakes) has managed just one Premiership goal this far this season but this is not a concern for Hughes who has complete faith in the South African finding his goalscoring form soon, and probably sooner rather than later!

Hughes said: "It is still early in the season and I think it is a case of a number of players still finding their feet after a summer of hard work and preparations for the coming campaign.

"Some players will hit the ground running and others will need games. Everybody knows the ability Benni has and his goalscoring form will come back - everybody knows that.

"It's still early. I think Benni will come to the fore as he did last year. He is an exceptionally talented player and his quality is bound to come through

McCarthy was omitted from the Rovers side for Wednesday Evening's Carling Cup encounter with Birmingham City but this was no reflection of his recent performances, simply a case of him being rested with so many matches coming up.


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

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 27 2007

Time: 10:38AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Benni is a goalscorer isn't he, this is what he does so he will be banging them in again soon.
But I will say he needs to up his commitment level a bit, as until he does it will take him a little longer to find these goals again.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 10:41:00

I think this is just another wild accusation from bored journalists. Benni will start scoring again as soon as we find a rhythm in the team again. Notice the last three league games. Man City, he scored and was playing but was sacrificed after the daft red issued to Tugs. Chelsea away, not many strikers fair well there and there was no service. Pompy at home. It was a crap result and he was once again sacrificed early on as we chased the game with the long ball. Nowt to worry about!
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 15:44:00

Totally agree roversman! He's world class, there's no problem here as far as I'm aware!
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 20:54:00

What's the saying class is permanent, form is temporary?!?! Applies to Benni doesn't it.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
27/09/2007 23:18:00

Hey thats my line HDM!!!! lol
Report Abuse
28/09/2007 10:11:00

on the topic of Benni, no reason for Hughes not to back him. He hasnt scored in a few games but he will... the type of player that Benni is will always score goals given the right chances.
Report Abuse
28/09/2007 10:19:00

I wonder how Benni will react to not starting against Sunderland?!?!
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
30/09/2007 13:38:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rhodes In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)

Another Spell Out For Brown!! (Monday October 5 2015)

Bowyer: An Unbelievable Performance (Monday October 5 2015)

Vital Report - Blackburn 2-0 Ipswich (Sunday October 4 2015)

Bowyer On Ipswich Win (Sunday October 4 2015)

Video - Ipswich Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Ipswich (Saturday October 3 2015)

Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (H) (Saturday October 3 2015)

Olsson Reflects On 100 Rovers Games (Friday October 2 2015)

Midfielder Could Make Ipswich Return (Friday October 2 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 8
2. dallydally 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackburn 2 - 0 Ipswich
Hull City 1 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 3 - 0 Charlton
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Blackburn
Fulham 2 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 0 - 0 Bolton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12
14. Forest 10 3 3 4 -1 12
15. Blackburn 10 2 5 3 2 11
16. Leeds Utd 10 2 5 3 -4 11
17. Charlton 10 2 4 4 -3 10
18. Huddersfield 10 2 4 4 -4 10

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - October 7th
Leeds Utd : 07/10/2015 07:11:01
RUFC - Walsall Say 'No' To Millers?
Rotherham : 06/10/2015 23:25:00
BWFC: Angry
Bolton : 06/10/2015 21:03:00
LUFC Taylor wins monthly award
Leeds Utd : 06/10/2015 19:16:01
Leon's Best Not Good Enough
Huddersfield : 06/10/2015 17:41:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Steele 1%
Henley 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Marshall 0%
Evans 20%
Akpan 20%
Conway 0%
Lawrence 13%
Rhodes 46%
Sub - Williamson 0%