UK time is: 15:55:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 21 2007

Time: 9:51PM

Your Comments

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
No point rushing God back, hope he is gonna be ready for the big games coming up
sasman
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
He'll be back and I think Hughes tok the right approac with this.... no point gambling and then getting injured agaiN!!!
MikeyGamst
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Hull Admit Defeat!! (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Rovers Add Another Goalkeeper (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Rhodes Praised (Monday August 25 2014)

Just The Response Bowyer Expected (Sunday August 24 2014)

Rovers Defiant!! (Saturday August 23 2014)

Player(s) Plus Cash For Rhodes?? (Saturday August 23 2014)

Rovers Man Of the Match Against Norwich (Saturday August 23 2014)

Norwich: That Wasn't Meant To Happen!! (Saturday August 23 2014)

Rovers Reject Hull's Rhodes Offer (Friday August 22 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackpool 1 - 2 Blackburn
Norwich 3 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 3 - 2 Bournemouth
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Derby County 4 2 1 1 4 7
8. Cardiff 4 2 1 1 2 7
9. Millwall 4 2 1 1 2 7
10. Blackburn 4 2 1 1 0 7
11. Bournemouth 4 2 0 2 3 6
12. Middlesbrough 4 2 0 2 1 6
13. Brighton 4 2 0 2 1 6

Breaking League News

RUFC - View From The Opposition - Swansea City
Rotherham : 27/08/2014 15:49:00
Rotherham : 27/08/2014 15:25:00
Reading : 27/08/2014 14:19:00
Meet The Ref - Latics v Birmingham - David Webb
Wigan : 27/08/2014 13:20:00
Why the Ruiz Deal Was Called Off!
Fulham : 27/08/2014 12:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v AFC Bournemouth?
Suggested By:  Walker
Robinson 0%
Lowe 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 50%
Hanley 0%
Baptiste 0%
Marshall (off 60) 25%
Evans 0%
Gestede 0%
Rhodes (off 77) 25%
Conway 0%
Substitute: King (on 66) 0%
Substitute: Dunn (on 77) 0%