Ince receives cash boost

Rovers boss has an extra £3million to spend

Ince: Money to spend

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The Jack Walker Trustees have decided to reinstate their annual payment to Blackburn.

As a result, new Rovers manager Paul Ince will have an extra £3million to spend this summer.

The trustees had withdrawn their funding following the latest round of bumper television revenue payments, but promised to review the situation every year.

With the change of manager creating an air of excitement around Ewood Park, and murmurs of a possible takeover refusing to go away, it was decided that now was an ideal time to hand the club a financial boost.

Blackburn chairman John Williams was understandably delighted on hearing the news, saying: "The trustees are going to put some more in this year and see where we go from there, so we are delighted.

"It will help us to remain competitive, and help Paul Ince as well.

"It was only last year at the onset of the new TV deal that the money was not paid and it was always left that we would review the situation."

Olympics

Meanwhile Blackburn captain Ryan Nelsen has thanked Ince for allowing him the opportunity to represent New Zealand at the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Nelsen told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I put the new manager in a difficult position in all honesty and I really appreciate that he's allowed me to go.

"With New Zealand we don't get to go to very many major tournaments and the Olympics is obviously a major one and I really wanted to play.

"Thankfully he's met me half-way and let me go for the first two games."