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Blackstock: Dexter Anthony Titus (Dexter)

2013-2013 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Striker

Born: Oxford: 22-07-2009

Debut: v Huddersfield Town (a) (substitute): 26-10-2013

6 11st 9lb (2013)

He started his career in his native town of Oxford and progressed through the Oxford United youth teams before signing professional forms on 1st August 2002. He did not play a senior game for them before signing for Southampton on 12th May 2003. The Saints had to pay Oxford 275,000 in compensation. He was still only eighteen when he was called up for the Saints EPL team, making his debut on 16th October 2003 in a 0-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park. In his third game for the Saints in a 3-2 home win over Colchester United in the League Cup on 27th October 2003, he scored the home side's three goals when he found the net in the fiftieth, fifty-fourth and eightieth minutes after coming on as a half time substitute for Leon Best. He followed this up with another goal in the League Cup in the 2-5 away defeat at Watford on 9th November 2003, when he netted in the eighty-fourth minute after being on the pitch for just twenty minutes after replacing Kevin Phillips and just four days later he was again on the mark when he opened the scoring after eighteen minutes in a 2-1 home win over local rivals Portsmouth. He had scored once in eight starts and one from the bench as well as getting four in two games from the bench in the League Cup, but could not establish himself in the first team when the club had its full complement of players and this saw him loaned out to Championship side, Plymouth Argyle, on 3rd February 2004 for the rest of the season. He made his debut for the Devon team and started in the 0-0 draw at Reading two days later. His first goal for them came two minutes from time in a 3-0 home win over Sheffield United, after coming on just five minutes earlier in place of Micky Evans. He had a successful stay and Scored four times in ten starts and four games from the bench in League games. He made his debut for the England Under-Eighteen team in a 1-0 win against Belgium on 31st March 2004 at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium, but it was to be his only appearance for them. He made his debut for the England Under-Nineteen team on 28th April 2004 in a 1-2 defeat by Slovenia in the European qualifiers at Sportni Park, Celje, Slovenia, in which he started and played a full game. This was followed by another start and his first England goal with the opener in a 3-0 win over Denmark two days later at NK Aluminij Stadion, Kidricevo, Slovenia in the same competition but he gave way to Dorryl Proffitt. His third cap came as a substitute for Matty Fryatt in the friendly with Belgium at Regenboogstadion, Waregemm in a 0-1 defeat on 9th February 2005. There were three more caps in the qualifying round of the UEFA Championships, held in England, the first on 26th March 2005 in a 1-0 win over Denmark at Gresty Road Crewe, which he started but was later replaced by Ryan Jarvis, then two days later he got his second England goal with the only goal of the match against Sweded at Gigg Lane Bury, after he had come on as a substitute for Dean Bowditch, and then two days later he was again a substitute, this time for Lee Holmes, in a 1-0 win over Moldova at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. He also picked up four more caps as England finished runners-up to France in the UEFA Finals in Northern Ireland.On 18th July 2005 he came on as a replacement for Ryan Jarvis in a 1-1 draw with France at The Oval in Belfast then started in a 1-1 draw with Armenia, two days later, at the Showgrounds, Ballymena, when he started but was later replaced by Matty Fryatt. Three days after that he added his third goal in a 3-2 win over Norway, after again replacing Ryan Jarvis at the Showgrounds, Newry. He did not play in the 3-1 Semi-Final win over Serbia & Montenegro at Mourneview Park, Lurgan, on 26th July 2005 but claimed his tenth Under-Nineteen cap as he came on as a substitute for Matty Fryatt, three days later at Windsor Park, Belfast as England were defeated 3-1 by France. The next season, 2005-06, saw a similar pattern with Blackstock getting game time mainly as a late substitute and he had not scored in one start and five games as a substitute in League games but had scored against Southend United when he opened the scoring one minute before the interval on 22nd August 2005, and had twice started in the League Cup, when he was loaned to fellow Championship side, Derby County, on 27th October 2005. He made a fine start for the Rams scoring in the eighty-fourth minute after coming on as a fifty-ninth minute substitute in a 1-2 defeat by Queens Park Rangers two days later and just four days later he netted twice, in the thirty-fifth and fifty-sixth minute, in a 3-3 home draw with Ipswich Town. He scored three times in eight starts and one game from the bench before being recalled to Southampton on 22nd December 2005, after the appointment of George Burley. He made a seventeen minute substitute appearance when he replaced Djemal Belmadi in the 0-1 home defeat by Sheffield United on 28th December 2005 and then, three days later scored his teams only goal in the twenty-fifth minute of a 1-2 defeat by Cardiff City at Ninian Park. This was followed, two days later, by his scoring both goals, in the tenth and eighty-sixth minute, as his team beat Brighton and Hove Albion at St Mary's. He did not add to that tally but made six starts and seven from the bench and two starts and one game from the bench in the F.A. Cup. They were to be his final games for the Saints as, after Shaun Wright-Phillips had joined the club, he was surplus to requirements and he was transferred to Queens Park Rangers on 10th August 2006 for a fee rumoured to be 500,000. He had scored four times in fifteen starts and thirteen from the bench in the League and none in two starts and one from the bench in the F.A. Cup but managed five in two starts and two games from the bench in the League Cup during his time with the Saints. He proved a good buy for the Loftus Road team as he scored thirteen goals in thirty-seven starts and two games as a substitute and one in two F.A. Cup ties and also made one start in the League Cup. He made his England Under-Twenty-One debut as an eighty-seventh minute substitute for Matt Derbyshire in the 3-0 win over Montenegro at Podgorica in Montenegro on 7th September 2007, but remained an unused substitute four days later in England's 2-0 win in Bulgaria. However he did not make the squad for any of the other games in the qualifiers. He did make the team for the 2-0 win over Wales at Wrexham on 15th May 2008 his second and final cap. Unfortunately his performances in his second season with Forest fell short of the displays he had managed in his first. By the end of that season he had added six goals to his tally in the League and started another twenty-nine league games and made nine more substitute appearances and one start in the F.A. Cup. He returned to form in his third season scoring fourteen goals in the League. He had taken his overall League goals while at Loftus Road to thirty in eighty-nine starts and twenty more from the bench, and had score once in each of the Cup competitions from four starts in the F.A. Cup and three in the League Cup, before he was loaned to Nottingham Forest on 26th March 2009. He made his Forest debut when he started in the 1-1 draw at Oakwell against Barnsley on 4th April 2009, and scored his first goal for Forest in a 3-2 home win over Bristol City in the final minute to give them the full points and finished the season with two goals from six stats in the League. He signed a four year contract with Forest on 27th July 2009 at a fee rumoured to be 1.5million. He made a scoring debut when he got the Forest's second goal on the hour mark in a 3-0 home win over Bradford City in the League Cup on 12th August 2009. His League debut followed thre days later as a seventy-third minute substitute for David Adebola in the 0-1 home defeat by West Bromwich Albion. His run-n debut came three days later in a 2-4 home defeat by Watford, a game in which he also scored his first League goal almost on the stroke of half-time. He went on to score thirteen goals in the League in thirty starts and nine from the bench, none in one start in the F.A. Cup, one in three starts in the League Cup and none in two starts in the Championship Play-off Semi-Finals in which Forest were eliminated by Blackpool. He scored his first goal of the 2010-11 season in the 1-1 home draw with newly-promoted Leeds United, when he opened the scoring in the ninth minute, but his season was cut short as he sustained knee ligament damage in scoring Forest's second goal in the eighty-fourth minute of a 2-0 away win at Cardiff City on 20th November 2010. The injury sidelined him for more than a year, leaving him with five League goals in thirteen starts and four games from the bench and just one substitute appearance in the League Cup. It was not until 10th December 2011 that he made his comeback as a seventy-second minute replacement for Radaslow Majewski in a 0-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace and one week later he started in a 0-0 draw at Bristol City. It was not until 25th February 2012 that he found the net after his comeback and he scored in the twenty-ninth and sixty-third minutes to give Forest full points in a 2-1 away win over Birmingham City. He went on to score eight goals in sixteen starts and six from the bench in League games and none in two substitute appearances in the F.A. Cup. On 24th January 2013 he signed a new four and a half year contract with Forest and in the 2012-13 season he scored six League goals and one in the League Cup in twenty-one starts and sixteen games from the bench in League games and one start in each of the F.A. Cup and League Cup. He had started one League game and started one and been a substitute in one League Cup match, but otherwise never made the team before he went to Leeds United on loan on 24th October 2013 for three months. Things did not improve at Leeds, although initially everything pointed to his move being a big success, as after coming on as a seventy-second minute replacement for Luke Murphy, he scored just one minute later at Huddersfield Town just thre days after his move, although the home side got a winner four minutes later as they took the points with a 3-2 win. A week later he came on as a fifty-eighth minute replacement for Matt Smith as Leeds won 2-0 at home to Yeovil Town before starting in a 4-2 win at Charlton Athletic and a 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough but he picked up a knee injury and was sent back to Nottingham for treatment on 10th December 2013 and his loan was at an end after two League starts and two in League games from the bench in which he scored one goal. It meant the end of the season for him and he was out until he came on as a seventy-fourth minute substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on 24th September 2014. He went on to start eleven and come off the bench in eight League games in scoring five goals and made one substitute appearance in the League Cup. At the end of the 2014-15 season his record with Forest, after signing for them permanently, was thirty-seven goals in ninety-two starts and forty-three games from the bench, two starts and two games from the bench in the F.A. Cup, two goals in five starts and two substitute appearances in the League Cup and four starts in the play-offs. Although he was born in Oxford and had previously played for England at most levels to Under-Twenty-One, it was found that he was also qualified to play for Antigua and Barbuda due to parentage. He made his debut for them when he started in a 0-4 defeat by Trinidad & Tobago on 29th February 2012 and he later started in three World Cup qualifiers, in a 1-3 defeat by USA in Tampa on 8th June 2012 and then scoring at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at North Sound, St John's on 12th October 2014 and four days later he got his fourth cap in a 1-4 defeat by Jamaica in Kingston.

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