22 Dec 2010

Nelsen makes plea to new Blackburn Rovers owners

5:44 pm on 22 December 2010

A bewildered Ryan Nelsen has pleaded with his new bosses at Blackburn Rovers football club to let the players know what's happening at the English premier league football club, in the wake of last week's sacking of manager Sam Allardyce.

Nelsen, the club captain and All Whites skipper, says their recent one all home draw with West Ham was full of tension caused by Allardyce's surprise sacking by the new Indian owners, who were critical of Allardyce's style, saying they want a younger more energetic manager.

The club's first team coach Steve Kean has been appointed as a temporary replacement but there's no indication of a permanent replacement and Nelsen has told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph he's never experienced anything like it.

He says he only learnt of Allardyce's sacking through the media.

Nelsen says the playing squad supports Kean but fears the owners dreams of becoming a top five side are unrealistic when considering the clubs ahead of them and the amount of money they have to spend.

Rovers are currently 13 in the premiership.