Blackburn manager Steve Kean is confident Nuno Gomes can fill the void left by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Yakubu completed his move to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F for an undisclosed fee last week, but Kean has moved quickly to replenish his forward options by bringing in Newcastle striker Leon Best along with 36-year-old former Portugal star Gomes.
"We know that Nuno can see a pass. He's obviously older than he was in his high days at Benfica, but I think he showed playing for Braga at times last year that you never lose that thought process," Kean said.
"Maybe your legs don't take you about as much, but he's certainly got a sharp brain, he's still very, very fit and we'll be playing to his strengths to get the most out of him."
He added: "Somebody like Yakubu, you know he can finish. He might not have run the channels as much - or at all!
"But he's showed in his career that if you get him in the right areas of the pitch then he'll get a goal every two games. It's the same with Nuno."