Morten Gamst Pedersen has claimed that Blackburn can finish in the top four.
Blackburn have made an impressive start to the new season and remain unbeaten four games into their Premier League campaign.
Pedersen has been impressed with the way the new players have settled in and hopes Rovers can continue to quietly climb the table.
He believes Mark Hughes has one of the most lethal strike-forces in England at his disposal, and feels a UEFA Champions League place is up for grabs if key players steer clear of injury.
"The big clubs can get the headlines then we can sneak up from behind," the Norwegian winger told Dagbladet.no.
"We had a good team last year and we have kind of got some new players, considering who's back from injury, for example Robbie Savage and Ryan Nelsen.
"And we have Benni McCarthy and Roque Santa Cruz who are fun to play with.
"I don't think many Premier League teams have a better strike-force than we do at the moment.
"They work hard and score goals, and we do have Jason Roberts as a back-up."