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Rovers Not Rushing Nelsen Back

Asked on Friday who most Blackburn Rovers fans thought was most likely to return out of Ryan Nelsen and Roque Santa Cruz, I think nine out of ten would have probably said Nelsen. However, as we know this was not the case with Santa Cruz being the man that did.

Rovers manager Mark Hughes has moved quickly to explain why God was not among the Rovers squad for Saturday's 4-2 win over Reading, saying that he wants to make sure he is one hundred percent at where he has to be, as a player of God's importance can't be rushed back, if he is then we could be in trouble.

Hughes said: "He was close in fairness, but I think it is a case that Andre Ooijer has done exceptionally well in place of Ryan so there isn't that urgency to get him back.

"We have to be a little careful with Ryan, but the extra week will do him good

I don't mean to belittle Reading at all (as I honestly do like the club, and think they are a good team) but with them being the opponents this was possibly more reason why not to have rushed him back, with Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester United coming up.


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 21 2007

Time: 9:51PM

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God is soooo important to Rovers; it is understandable that no risks were taken on him, as we'll need him in the next three Leagues matches for sure!!!
Hughes Da Man
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21/10/2007 21:53:00

No point rushing God back, hope he is gonna be ready for the big games coming up
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22/10/2007 23:22:00

I'm sure he will be dude, that is why Sparky saved him. No offence to Reading but he didn't need to rush him back for that did he.
Hughes Da Man
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23/10/2007 12:11:00

He'll be back and I think Hughes tok the right approac with this.... no point gambling and then getting injured agaiN!!!
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24/10/2007 14:49:00


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