Blackburn have signed New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen from US side DC United on a free transfer.
Nelsen is a centre-half who can also operate in midfield
The 27 year-old impressed in trials with Rovers, and has been offered an 18-month contract.
Nelsen is a centre-half who can also operate in midfield, and has twice been voted into the All-Star side during his spell in the United States.
The deal comes after Rovers captured South African skipper Aaron Mokoena from Belgian club Racing Genk.