Rotherham end striker torment by signing free agent Dexter Blackstock on three-year deal

Rotherham have finally ended their wait to sign a new striker after landing free agent Dexter Blackstock.

The 30-year-old has penned a three-year deal at New York Stadium following his release from Nottingham Forest last week.

Blackstock’s arrival ends a summer of torment in the transfer market after the Millers missed out on a host of targets, including Lee Gregory, Tom Bradshaw, Anthony Stokes and Christoffer Nyman.

The Millers, who were in talks with the former Forest man at the back end of last week, fought off some late competition for his signature and he is in contention to make his debut against Bristol City on Saturday.

Alan Stubbs’ men are in talks with another unnamed free agent and hope to conclude a deal before the weekend.

Blackstock was released by Forest late last week after falling down the pecking order under new boss Phillipe Montanier, leaving having scored 45 goals in 189 appearances.

The striker follows a well-trodden path up the M1 from the City Ground, with Matt Derbyshire, Greg Halford, Danny Collins, Chris Burke and Kelvin Wilson all joining the Millers from Forest in recent years.

 

 

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