Ian Holloway says Nottingham Forest super-sub Dexter Blackstock could have been sensational

Holloway & Freedman

The striker scored the equalising goal against Wolves last night.

Nottingham Forest picked up an impressive point at Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday evening.

Wolves had taken the lead through Ethan Ebanks-Landell but a late goal from Dexter Blackstock ensured a share of the spoils for Forest.

It was a tight affair and in the end a draw was probably a fair result. Blackstock, as usual, came on to the pitch as a late substitute and two minutes later scored the equalising goal.

He has only started four of his 13 games in the Championship this term and this was his second goal of the season.

One man who is a firm believer in his talents is Ian Holloway. The Sky Sports pundit, who just missed out working with Blackstock at Queens Park Rangers by a matter of months, had this to say about the Nottingham Forest striker to Sky Sports:

"Talking of strikers, Dexter Blackstock - he got the all-important equaliser and, barring injures he's had in his career, he could have been sensational. Southampton paid a huge amount of money for him when he was younger to get him from Oxford and he went on to become a real success at QPR.

"I think he might have got into the wrong crowd when he was younger in terms of his mates but on his day, he's capable of mixing with the very best at this level. He's a top quality finisher."

Blackstock is without doubt a potent finisher when fit and firing but at the moment Forest have other options who appear to be ahead of him in the pecking order.

Nelson Oliveira is a top talent whilst Ryan Mendes and Chris O'Grady appear ahead of Blackstock in the thinking of Dougie Freedman.

But if Blackstock can cut himself a niche as a super-sub at Forest, then he will certainly have a part to play in the Forest season.

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