Reading have had their fair share of players over the years that have made a positive impact on the Berkshire-based team.
One of those was Nick Blackman, with the forward signing for the club from Sheffield United back in January 2013. Blackman struggled for consistent game time with the Blades, which saw them move him on to the Royals, shortly after he played against them at the Madejski Stadium in an FA Cup match.
After a relatively slow start to life with Reading, Blackman went on to make 113 appearances in total, and chipped in with 22 goals for the club.
It’s safe to say that the 2015/16 campaign was a memorable one for Blackman though, with the forward scoring 15 goals for the Royals, before departing in favour of a move to a Championship rival in the January transfer window.
It appeared as though those impressive showings didn’t go unnoticed though, as the Barbados international moved to Derby County in January 2016 for a fee believed to be in the region of £3million.
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But it wasn’t the spell he would have hoped for with the Rams, as he was restricted to just 30 appearances in his three-year spell with the club, scoring just one goal in total.
He had loan spells with Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv and Spanish side Sporting Gijon whilst with Derby, before opting to leave the club on a permanent basis in 2019.
Blackman clearly made a good enough impression with Maccabi Tel Aviv though, as he signed permanently for the club in July 2019, and is still playing his football with them to this day.
The 31-year-old has made 17 appearances so far in the 2020/21 season, which includes playing his part in their Europa League campaign.
He has scored five goals in 17 appearances for the Israeli side this term, and will be eager to finish this year’s campaign strongly, with Maccabi Tel Aviv sat top in the Israeli Premier League.