Nelsen calls for patience

Rovers defender expects fresh faces to arrive and Samba to stay

Nelsen: Believes Venky's have Blackburn's best interests at heart

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Ryan Nelsen has urged Blackburn's supporters to trust the club's owners when it comes to transfer policy.

Venky's have come in for criticism over the summer for a perceived lack of ambition.

They have failed to produce the funds expected, leaving manager Steve Kean with his hands tied.

There is, however, still plenty of time left in the summer window and Rovers are doing their utmost to identify targets.

With that in mind, Nelsen believes the fans should refrain from making sweeping judgements.

Asked if he expected the club to bring in new recruits, the New Zealand international told Sky Sports News: "Of course, but there is no panic. Just because you have money, it doesn't mean you have to splash it out stupidly.

"The owners and the manager are intelligent people and they will buy when it is the right time to buy. They aren't going to splash it for the sake of splashing it.

"For the fans, patience is going to have to be had and they will have to trust that the owners have Blackburn in their hearts and only see a bright future for the club."

Samba future

Rovers are also determined to keep their prize assets at Ewood Park, with the likes of Chris Samba having drawn admiring glances from afar.

Nelsen is confident his centre-half partner will remain at the club, with his penning of a long-term contract last season underlining his commitment to the cause.

"He has been a fantastic purchase for us," said Nelsen.

"He is a great guy and he's just signed a five-year deal, so he sees his future at Blackburn.

"Papers talk about clubs coming in and it just becomes gossip. From what I know, Chris has signed a five-year deal, he has talked to the owners and he's excited to be at the club."