Nelsen struggling for City clash

14 August 2009 01:24
The New Zealand defender injured his knee in a pre-season match at Dundee United last weekend.[LNB]Christopher Samba, who was also taken off in that game, has made a full recovery from his hamstring strain, but Paul Gallagher is likely to miss out at Ewood Park due to a similar problem.[LNB]New signing Gael Givet has returned to full training as has Vince Grella, but the Australian is unlikely to play due to a lack of match practice, and manager Sam Allardyce will not consider new striker Nikola Kalinic for the same reason.[LNB]Steven Reid and Brett Emerton are on the road to recovery from long-term problems, while David Dunn is also still out.[LNB]Blackburn (from): Robinson, Brown, Jacobsen, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Khizanishvili, Warnock, Olsson, Diouf, Hoilett, van Heerden, Doran, Nzonzi, Andrews, Pedersen, McCarthy, Roberts, Di Santo.[LNB][LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk