10 Nov 2009

Nelsen says anticipation has building for past month over world cup prospect

7:33 pm on 10 November 2009

All Whites skipper Ryan Nelsen admits Saturday's world cup qualifier against Bahrain hasn't been far from his thoughts for the past month.

The Blackburn Rovers defender is back in camp with the New Zealand side, which had it's first training run togetherwith coach Ricki Herbert declaring his side fit and well

While he may have responsibility for marhsalling Blackburn in the English premiership, it's Wellington's Westpac stadium which has been at the back of his mind after the All Whites nil all draw against Bahrain in the first leg.

Ryan says it helps to back in New Zealand but he's looking forward to the match so much he wouldn't mind if it was played on the moon.