Strikers Dominate Forest Thinking - Updated

Over 28,000 saw the Cherries take a late point from the Championship fixture, leaving Billy Davies deflated at the amount of chances his side passed up but pleased overall at the Reds' start to the season.

"I think we have to be very pleased with the fact we are in the top four, we have to be pleased with the points return," he said while opposite number Eddie Howe backed Forest to be in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.

While the particular front pairing that Davies opts for has been the subject of debate, one striker being linked with the City Ground exit door is Dexter Blackstock. Brighton & Hove Albion are being mentioned as a potential loan destination for the 27-year-old even though the Seagulls recently signed Leroy Lita from Swansea City.

"We are looking for someone who will score goals, with presence," Brighton assistant manager Nathan Jones has been quoted as saying about a potential new signing.

The Reds Under-21's are in action at Crewe Alexandra on Wednesday afternoon before the senior trip to Yeovil on Saturday.

Staying with the theme of strikers, Yeovil boss Gary Johnson has been searching for the answers to his side's goal drought - only 6 in 12 Championship games - and dropped last season's leading scorer Paddy Madden for the goalless draw with Brighton at the weekend.

***Update*** Reports from Brighton on Monday evening suggest Blackstock is on the move but not to join the Seagulls. Leeds United is now seen as the likely destination.