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15 April 2016

Dexter Blackstock says Rotherham will punish Nottingham Forest if The Reds don’t play to their potential on Saturday.

Forest travel to the New York Stadium this weekend on the back of an unfortunate defeat against Brighton on Monday night.

And Blackstock, who scored against the Seagulls, is confident of a win, but wary of a side who have enjoyed a resurgence under new manager Neil Warnock.

The forward told Forest Player HD: “He’s turned them around – he’s taken them from the brink of relegation to almost safe. Great credit to him but we need to go there on Saturday and get a result.

“We know if we play well we’ll win the game, it’s as simple as that.

“But if we don’t, they’ll definitely punish us with the form they’re in.”

Andy Reid continues to play a big part in first-team coaching alongside Paul Williams, and Blackstock admits it’s been strange working under his team-mate.

He said: “It’s a bit weird, going from playing with him to him being on the other side of the fence, but he has always helped his team-mates and talked about the game a lot. You could tell that was the direction he was always going to go.

“I think it’s massive for any club to have a base of local people, or people who hold the club in high regard, and I think Reidy’s a great addition to that.”

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