Rovers sign Nelsen
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn have signed New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen on a free transfer.Blackburn Rovers have signed New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen on a free transfer from Major League Soccer club DC United.
The 27-year-old central defender has impressed following a trial and has been handed an 18-month deal by Rovers boss Mark Hughes.
The Ewood Park side will certainly have influential characters on the park with Nelsen arriving hot on the heels of South Africa captain Aaron Mokoena.
As Nelsen has a Commonwealth visitors' visa he can work in England for anything up two years, which is why he has not been offered a deal longer than 24 months.
Nelsen can also operate in midfield and his versatility should prove handy as Hughes looks to steer Rovers away from the relegation trapdoor.
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