Brett wants Benni to stay
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brett Emerton hopes that team-mate Benni McCarthy will remain at Blackburn next season.Blackburn midfielder Brett Emerton hopes that team-mate Benni McCarthy will remain at the club next season.
Former Porto player McCarthy has attracted attention from other sides, including Chelsea, following an impressive debut campaign in England with Rovers as he scored 24 goals.
"Benni is a fantastic player and he had a great season last year," said Emerton.
"Any player would love to have him in their team, I hope he stays but obviously that is a decision he has to make."
Emerton, who is away on duty with Australia in the Asian Cup at present, also hopes that Blackburn boss Mark Hughes will bolster the squad with some fresh faces ahead of the start of the new season.
Hughes has so far brought in Maceo Rigters and Gunnar Nielsen during the summer.
Emerton's response when asked whether he thought Rovers would be making some new signings was: "I hope so because any players who can strengthen the squad we welcome with open arms.
"Hopefully there will be a few additions to the team which will strengthen our chances of doing well this season."