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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 January, 2005, 16:19 GMT
Blackburn sign NZ skipper Nelsen
Ryan Nelsen
Nelsen is a centre-half who can also operate in midfield
Blackburn have signed New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen from US side DC United on a free transfer.

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.

Blackburn complete Mokoena deal
04 Jan 05 |  Blackburn Rovers

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