Nelsen has Curbs mission
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn star Ryan Nelsen is ready to show Alan Curbishley just what he missed out on.Blackburn star Ryan Nelsen is ready to show Alan Curbishley just what he missed out on.
Nelsen had a trial with Charlton, but was shunned before he moved on to Blackburn and won a deal almost straightaway.
Now Nelsen has taken The Premiership by storm and is determined to rub Curbishley's nose in the fact he turned him down - and he will get his chance to do so on Wednesday night in the Carling Cup when the two sides meet.
"I had a week at Charlton before I came to Rovers and I just kicked around with the reserves," said Nelsen.
"I didn't get involved with the first team and I didn't have any dealings with Alan Curbishley.
"Maybe he might look back now and think he should have taken a sharper look at me. It was mid-season, so he had more important things to worry about than me.
"But my week there definitely helped me get the move to Blackburn because I knew exactly what I'd be up against.
"But I couldn't be happier with how things have turned out for me."