Roque road to safety
Blackburn striker aiming for Survival Sunday success
Last Updated: May 22, 2011 12:18pm
Santa Cruz: Paraguay striker desperate to fire Blackburn to safety against Wolves
Roque Santa Cruz is aiming to rediscover his goalscoring touch and fire Blackburn to Premier League safety.
The Paraguay striker has endured a difficult time since making his Rovers return - failing to find the back of the net in any of his nine league appearances in his second spell at the club.
But he wants to remind Blackburn fans what he is capable of by breaking his duck in the crucial Survival Sunday showdown at Wolves.
And the 29-year-old, who wants to stay at Ewood Park next season, hopes scoring at Molineux will resurrect his career.
"To score in this game would be even more special because it is the one that can keep us in the Premier League."
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He said: "It would be a great sensation for me to get on and score my first goal in this game.
"To score in this game would be even more special because it is the one that can keep us in the Premier League.
"I want to do well in this last game so I am looking forward to it."
Santa Cruz, who rejoined Rovers from Manchester City in January, believes his team have enough ability to survive the dreaded drop.
And he promised Blackburn supporters he will rediscover the lethal goalscoring ability which earned his big money move to Eastlands for their team next season, if they avoid relegation.
He said: "With the quality of the squad we shouldn't be involved in this situation. Even before I came back the target was to finish in the top 10.
"But we lost points in places we shouldn't and now we need to get it right.
"There is pressure now because there is a lot going on and you don't want to disappoint yourself or the supporters, so it is a hard time.
"I want to make Blackburn stay in the Premier League. Once we get safe it will help me play better next season."