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Official: Nottingham Forest agree striker deal

By Harvey Byrne

Nottingham Forest have agreed Dexter Blackstock to the mutual termination of the striker’s contract, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.

The 30-year-old, who moved to the City Ground in 2009, has departed from the club after seven years despite still having a year left on his current deal.

Forest released a statement on their official website to explain Blackstock had agreed with the club to depart by mutual consent.

The experienced striker has played for a host of clubs during his career, including Southampton, QPR and Leeds.

However, he found himself some way down Forest’s striker pecking order with Britt Assombalonga, Apostolos Vellios, Nicolao Dumitru and Matty Fryatt all at the club competing for a place in the side’s attack.

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Blackstock had not made an appearace for the side under new manager Philippe Montanier with a clear indication that his time at the club may have been nearing its end.

However, he did play in 32 encounters in the last campaign scoring four goals as Forest finished in a disappointing 16th place under managers Dougie Freedman and Paul Williams.

The Antigua and Barbuda international will now be looking for a new club as he nears the twilight of his career.

In other Nottingham Forest team news, Forest boss Philippe Montanier has made the bold statement that he wants to guide his side to English League Cup glory.