McCarthy agrees new Blackburn deal

South Africa international striker Benni McCarthy has agreed a new three-year contract with Blackburn, Rovers manager Mark Hughes confirmed on Friday.

The 30-year-old former Porto star, who has scored 11 goals this term, has now committed until the end of the 2010-11 season.

McCarthy, the club's top scorer last season, had been in negotiations with the club for a number of weeks.

"I think it's actually done now which is good news for us," said Hughes.