Nelsen delighted for Kiwi Payne over Blackburn deal

Kiwi prodigy Tim Payne is being tipped for big things at Blackburn Rovers. Payne, 18, travelled to Lancashire for trials in August after a recommendation from club captain Ryan Nelsen.

Kiwi prodigy Tim Payne is being tipped for big things at Blackburn Rovers.

Payne, 18, travelled to Lancashire for trials in August after a recommendation from club captain Ryan Nelsen.

And the young striker has now signed a 2½-year deal.

Nelsen said: "I got him an opportunity but they are not giving him a contract because of me. He has done really well."

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