Nelsen: No regrets swapping Tottenham for QPR

The New Zealand international defender insists that he was right to move across London in order to link up with former Blackburn boss Mark Hughes at Loftus Road

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen insists that he has no regrets over swapping White Hart Lane for Loftus Road as he prepares to face Tottenham for this first time since moving on over the summer.

The 34-year-old did not wait around to find out who would come in to replace Harry Redknapp at Spurs and left to join up with Mark Hughes, whom he played under at Blackburn Rovers.

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He told the Fulham Chronicle: "I could've probably stayed at Tottenham. Mark came in pretty early on and Tottenham were changing managers.

"They pretty much said they would like me to stay but they didn't have a manager at the time. I couldn't wait for that so when Mark came in it was a no-brainer.

"I loved my time at Spurs. It's a classy club from the chairman to the kitman. I enjoyed every minute of it and it was a great experience.

"But I've got no regrets the way things turned out. I couldn't be happier at QPR. I'm looking forward to going back and hopefully getting a good result against them.

"You always want them to do well apart from when you play them, but we want to win every game, and Tottenham will be no different."