Dan Barlaser handed Carabao Cup start for Newcastle, Achraf Lazaar on bench

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez has named his starting XI for Newcastle United's Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.

Benitez's side take on the Championship club at St James's Park tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

And United's manager has handed a start to 20-year-old midfielder Dan Barlaser.

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Grant Hanley, Jamie Sterry and Henri Saivet are also in Newcastle's starting XI, while Achraf Lazaar has been brought in from the cold to sit on the bench.

Siem de Jong has been left out of the squad as he edges closer to a return to Ajax.

Jamie Sterry

Jamie Sterry

Meanwhile, ex-United striker Daryl Murphy is on the visiting bench.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Sterry, Hanley, Mbemba, Gamez; Saivet, Barlaser; Murphy, Diame, Aarons; Mitrovic. Subs: Woodman, Lascelles, Lazaar, Manquillo, Hayden, Ritchie, Joselu.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST: Smith, Lichaj, Mancienne, Osborn, Fox, Clough, Brereton, Dowell, Bouchalakis, Cummings, Worrall.