The striker has stepped in for the injured Britt Assombalonga.
Nottingham Forest have been in great form since Dougie Freedman came in and replaced Stuart Pearce. The club are unbeaten since he took charge and yesterday dealt out a 4-1 thrashing to Bolton Wanderers at the City Ground.
The win was also impressive because of the fact their top goalscorer remains absent from duty. Britt Assombalonga recently suffered a horrific dislocated knee injury, ruling him out of action for the next year.
In his absence they have fielded Dexter Blackstock, who has looked impressive in the striker role.
He spoke to the Notingham Forest official website yesterday about how happy he was to be back in the team and playing with top talent at the club:
“It’s a dream for me to play in a team with two wingers. It’s something the manager has pushed since he came in, to feed our wide men, let them get at people, and have more emphasis on attacking hence the reason why we’ve scored 14 goals in the last four games.
“It’s magnificent to be back in the team and part of a massive win for us. We’ve done it in an entertaining way too and I think everyone has gone home happy today.”
Blackstock is certainly a different type of striker to Assombalonga. He is more of a hold up man and it is really working at the moment. With central midfielders who have the guile to get the ball into his feet and pacey goal-getting wingers such as Chris Burke and Michail Antonio, who both found the net yesterday, running beyond him he is playing the role very well so far.
Here's hoping Blackstock can continue to shine and take Forest up the league table.