Santa Cruz grateful to McCarthy for Blackburn welcome

Blackburn new boy Roque Santa Cruz has revealed how strike partner Benni McCarthy has helped him make a dramatic impact in the Premier League.

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The Paraguayan star has hit two goals in his first three games for Rovers since his £3.8million move from Bayern Munich, and he credits McCarthy with a big role in his success.

Santa Cruz said: "Benni is a great player and it did not take me long to understand the way he plays. You look at the attitude he has and he makes it so easy.

"It was a case of coming in and getting used to the crowds and everything else as soon as possible.

"But there are no mysteries about the Premier League any more. I am enjoying playing with Benni very much."

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