Nelsen eyes cup glory
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn defender Ryan Nelsen has set his sights on reaching the Carling Cup final.Blackburn defender Ryan Nelsen has set his sights on reaching the Carling Cup final.
The New Zealand international missed out on last season's FA Cup final after Blackburn were beaten by Arsenal in the semi-finals.
Blackburn take on Charlton on Wednesday in the fourth round aiming to reach the quarter finals and Nelsen is dreaming of going all the way to help make up for the heartbreak of last season's FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
"Falling one step short of the FA Cup final last season was heartbreaking. You could see it but it was out of reach," said Nelsen.
"Arsenal outplayed us in that game but that makes this cup more of a goal for us and hopefully we can grab this chance.
"It's an avenue to Europe and these cups are very important for clubs like ours. If we can get through, the next thing you know we could be in the final.
"Our FA Cup run last season also helped our Premiership form and we got out of trouble very quickly."