Ryan Nelsen Extends Blackburn Rovers Contract

Posted by admin on Saturday, 22 January 2011

Defender could end career at Ewood Park.
Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen has signed a contract extension, potentially keeping him at the club until the end of his career.

Manager Steve Kean, who was on a temporary contract until the end of the season, was handed a two-year deal to make hum the club's permanent boss on Thursday.

And now Nelsen will also stay at the club for a further two years, taking the New Zealand international into his mid-30s.

Nelsen arrived at Blackburn in 2005 and, despite being disappointed to see former manager Sam Allardyce sacked earlier in the season, has given his support to Kean's appointment.

Blackburn have been busy in the transfer market in January, signing Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones after failing in ambitious attempts to lure Ronaldinho and David Beckham back to England.

Rovers are also keen on Birmingham winger Sebastien Larsson, as revealed exclusively by Goal.com UK earlier this week, but have had an initial bid rejected.