Nelsen buoyed by Kean impact

Published Jan. 17, 2011 1:20 p.m. ET

Kean has a tough act to follow after stepping into the Ewood Park hotseat following the club's much-criticised decision to sack Sam Allardyce last month. The Scot has so far had mixed success with three wins from seven games in charge, but Nelsen feels the team are developing in style from the robust side they were under Allardyce. Nelsen told the club's website: "We're trying to win games by using our abilities and we are trying to use our strengths when we have the ball. "When you do that, in a way, you don't mind losing games because it means you go down fighting. "It's very enjoyable. You can express yourself and show off your talents when you have the ball. "We have got some players that can do that." Kean last week made his first signing of the January transfer window by bringing striker Roque Santa Cruz back from Manchester City on loan until the end of the season. The Paraguay international made a huge impact in his first spell at Rovers, scoring 29 goals in two seasons before moving to City in a £17.5million deal 18 months ago. Nelsen said: "It's good to have a nice, positive presence back at the club. "It might take him a couple of games to get back to match fitness but when he does it's very exciting for the club. "He's very motivated and we all know what a fantastic player he is."