Benni McCarthy is convinced Blackburn Rovers can win silverware this season.

"I am convinced that Blackburn can achieve big things in the Premier League and the Uefa Cup this season," he told the News of the World.

"The key thing is that they don't depend just on me.

"With Santa Cruz things are better and we are able to divide the work.

"I am sure we can become one of the best partnerships in the English game.

"Last season I was fighting for the top goalscorer and now I want us to fight for a trophy."

McCarthy, who spent a short spell on the sidelines due to injury at the start of the season, added: "I am slowly getting back into the rhythm of the Premiership and getting among the goals."