CLAIMS that Huddersfield Town want to solve their striker shortage by signing Nottingham Forest’s Dexter Blackstock seem wide of the mark.
But sources within Canalside say the transfer fee Forest would demand and the Antigua & Barbuda international’s contractual situation at the City Ground make a move unlikely.
Blackstock, who played for England at Under 18, 19 and 21 level before switching allegiance to Antigua, has four years to run on a deal signed last season.
He has scored 36 goals in 96 starts and 38 appearances from the bench for Forest, who signed him from QPR four years ago.
Billy Davies brought him in during his first spell as Forest boss, but started the player in only six of his 15 games after returning for a second stint last season.
That, combined with the long-term capture of former Millwall frontman Darius Henderson, who had a short-term deal at Forest last season, has sparked speculation over Blackstock’s situation.
Town remain in dialogue with Norwich over former loanee Vaughan, who is away on honeymoon after his marriage last weekend, making an imminent deal unlikely.