Nice One, Nelse

CARL Fletcher has paid tribute to Curtis Nelson for stepping up to the mark as an emergency right-back.

In the injury absence of both Durrell Berry and Jamie Lowry, the 19-year-old – normally a centre-back – looked comfortable in the role during the Capital One Cup victory over Portsmouth.

“Nelse will tell you himself that he’s not a right-back but I think he earned the right to start there by the way he played in pre-season,” said Fletch.

“What he’s done, he’s had to do. His attitude and hard work, and willingness to do what we’ve asked of him, in training and in games, is why he’s playing there.”