McCarthy wants reinforcements up front

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Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy would welcome some support on the forward line to help Rovers become more of a threat to their Barclays Premier League rivals.

The South African was paired with both Jason Roberts and substitute Paul Gallagher in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leeds but claimed there was still room for another attacker at Ewood Park.

"We need extra and that little bit more quality to raise our game," McCarthy told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"I know my strength and Jason Roberts knows his strength and we know we really complement each other.

"Maybe the manager will pick me for some games because of what I have over Jason and in other games maybe he will pick Jason for what he has over me.

"We don't have that player that has the qualities of both of us. That is what we had with Roque Santa Cruz. Roque had what I could do and what Jason could do and that is why he was the ideal striker.

"With a bit of luck we can get that again. I don't know who but I would be glad to get a good name player to bring something new to the team - and a lot of goals.

"If we can get one more quality striker and if it means one of us has to sacrifice then we would rather that as long as we win games and keep ourselves in the top half of the league."

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