Rovers Complete Nelsen Deal

Last updated : 06 January 2005 By Peter Shaw
The news comes just days after Rovers revealed the signing of another international captain - South African defender Aaron Mokoena.

The defender has signed an 18-month contract, and will boost Rovers cover at the back after recent injuries to Craig Short and Michael Gray. Nelsen joins on a free transfer from USA side DC United after impressing in trials with the club. The player was thrilled to have joined the club and told us; "It's great to sign for such a fantastic club. Everything about Blackburn has Premier League written all over it - the management, the players and the facilities."

If nothing else, the signing of two central defenders who are international captains for just over £300k sounds like good business. Meanwhile Rovers continue to be linked to high-profile targets Robbie Savage of Birmingham City, and John Hartson of Glasgow Celtic.