Dexter Blackstock scores on Nottingham Forest return

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock
Blackstock joined Forest from QPR in July 2009

Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock scored on his return to action on Monday in a behind-closed-doors friendly against York City.

The 25-year-old has been out of action for a year after suffering cruciate ligament damage in November 2010.

Blackstock was a second-half substitute and netted the second in a 2-0 victory.

BBC Radio Nottingham's Reds correspondent Colin Fray said: "At this stage, he appears to have come through the workout unscathed."

Blackstock said via his twitter account:external-link "It was great to be back playing and to get a goal was even better."

Forest's opening goal was scored by Paul Anderson, who played the first half, as he continued his comeback from a hamstring injury.

George Boateng and Garath McCleary, who have both had spells on the sidelines recently, were also second-half substitutes.

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