• Posted on: 13 September 2010
  • By: isport

Blackburn Rovers striker Benjani is keen to hand Sam Allardyce a major fitness boost. Benjani, 32, who was a free agent after being released by Manchester City, had to allay concerns over a knee problem suffered during a spell at Portsmouth.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I didn't have any problem proving my fitness.

"I'm happy here - I hope to score goals and if I'm fit I know I will have to fight for my place."

He added: "The Premier League is the best league in the world and I always wanted to stay here.

"I know Blackburn are a good team. I need to be playing to gain full fitness - I hope to play some friendly matches and hopefully I'll be match fit within the next month.