Tottenham have announced the signing of Ryan Nelsen.

Nelsen joins Spurs after gaining a release from his Blackburn Rovers contract.

Tottenham watched Nelsen in a reserve game against Huddersfield on Tuesday prior to Rovers cancelling his contract.

He has only played one first-team game this year, but assistant manager Kevin Bond revealed that the veteran will be in the Tottenham squad for Monday's Barclays Premier League game at Liverpool.

"He is fit and eligible to play on Monday," Bond said. "I've just had a cup of team with him in the canteen. He is looking forward to the challenge."