15 Oct 2012

Nelsen and Reid fit to start says All Whites coach

12:05 pm on 15 October 2012

The All Whites coach Ricki Herbert is confident skipper Ryan Nelsen and fellow defender Winston Reid, will be fit to start in tomorrow night's football world cup qualifier against Tahiti in Christchurch.

The pair who both play in the English premier league, Nelsen with Queen's Park Rangers and Reid with West Ham, missed the win over Tahiti in Papeete at the weekend.

Nelsen's recovering from a kniggling knee injury, while Reid suffered back spasms in his latest premier league match, ironically against QPR.

But Herbert says the pair will be right for tomorrow night's game and will train with the side later today.