Dexter Blackstock helps tweeting Nottingham Forest fan

Dexter Blackstock
Image caption Dexter Blackstock saved the day for Lynda Coyle and her son

A Nottingham Forest fan who realised she had lost her football tickets was spared from disappointment by one of her heroes after tweeting for help.

Lynda Coyle was travelling with her son to Tuesday night's Championship game at Huddersfield Town when she realised their tickets were missing.

She sent a tweet on Twitter to several Forest players asking for their help.

Striker Dexter Blackstock responded by saying he would put aside two tickets at the football ground.

Mrs Coyle, from West Bridgford, who travels around the country following Forest, posted: "Can I have a RT [retweet] pls I am on route to Huddersfield with my son and lost our tickets #needcheeringup."

But she got more than a retweet from Blackstock, who replied: "I'll leave 2 in your name at the ground #enjoy."

Mrs Coyle wrote back: "That is an amazing offer and we would love the tickets."

After the game, she messaged Blackstock to thank him for the gesture.

Her son, Thomas Lewis Coyle, also messaged the footballer: "Thank you so much for the tickets it won't be forgotten #savedtheday #dexthehero."

The game finished in a 1-1 draw after Huddersfield equalised in injury time.

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