Nelsen nets new Rovers deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen has signed a new five-year contract.Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen has signed a new five-year contract.
Nelsen has impressed for Rovers since joining the club in January 2005 from Major League Soccer side DC United.
He has made 75 appearances for Mark Hughes' men, although he missed the first half of last season through injury.
But he returned with a string of solid performances and Hughes was buoyed by the New Zealand international's decision to stay until 2012.
"I'm delighted for the club and for Ryan," Hughes told the club's official website.
"He's my captain and will be very influential in helping to shape the progress of the club."
Rovers chairman John Williams also feels the extension for the 29-year-old will have a major influence on the club.
Williams said: "Ryan is a top man on and off the field.
"The positive impact of this deal cannot be underestimated."