Nottingham Forest defender Tyler Blackett has admitted that this season hasn’t gone the way he hoped after his move from Reading.
The Reds completed the signing of the versatile left-footer on a free transfer in August last year, after his deal with the Royals had expired. However, the 26-year-old has struggled for game time this season, with a combination of injuries and competition for places holding him back.
And, Berkshire Live reveal how the former Manchester United man wrote in a recent matchday programme how this season has been tough for him.
“Honestly it has not been what I wanted, it has been difficult at times but it is football. You have to keep going as there will always be ups and downs. I am starting to get some minutes now. It is progress but there is a lot of work to be done.”
As Blackett touches on, he has been involved recently, with boss Chris Hughton using him from the bench quite regularly in the past month or so.
Now, the challenge for Blackett will be to get a start, and he will hope that comes when Forest take on Norwich City this evening.
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This is an honest message from Blackett, and you have to respect a player who tells it as it is.
Clearly, he would’ve wanted to make a much bigger impact for the Reds, but that just hasn’t happened, and he is unfortunate that Forest are well stocked for options at left-back and in central defence.
So, he needs to be patient and take any chances that come his way this, before potentially reassessing his situation in the summer.
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