Dexter Blackstock says a potential 150th appearance for Nottingham Forest this weekend in front of his home fans will be ‘a massive honour’.
The striker has spent almost six years on Trentside, the first two months on loan from Queens Park Rangers, and could be in line to make a landmark outing against Middlesbrough at The City Ground on Saturday.
And the 28-year-old, who has made 12 appearances this season, was quick to express his pride in playing so many times for The Reds.
Speaking to Forest Player he said: “It’s a massive honour to play 150 games for a big club like Nottingham Forest.
“My time at the club has been very good. When I first arrived we were in the dire situation of possibly getting relegated and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster since I got here.
“We’ve had times when we’ve been close to getting to the Premier League and others where we’ve been close to going down again.
“On a personal note it has been magnificent, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve been a bit unfortunate with injuries but that is all part and parcel of the game so I won’t complain at that.”
Forest have recently recorded three home wins on the bounce and Blackstock says the squad are looking forward to extending that run against a talented Middlesbrough outfit.
“They’re a good side. But I don’t think it will be any tougher than when we played Bolton or Bournemouth in the last home games.
“Our home form is vital. We hadn’t been able to make The City Ground a fortress this season but we’ve had some good results over recent weeks and we are expecting to win the game on Saturday.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.
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