Eddie Howe’s predicted Newcastle United XI v Nottingham Forest amid Anthony Gordon injury worry - photos

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United: Eddie Howe’s side travel to the City Ground aiming to avenge their 3-1 Boxing Day reverse.

Newcastle United face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday evening (5:30pm kick-off) aiming to bounce back from dropping points against Luton Town last weekend. That result left the Magpies in 9th place in the table and falling behind their rivals for a European place.

Moreover, this match will have extra significance for Eddie Howe’s side after they were defeated 3-1 by Forest on Boxing Day. That match saw former Magpie Chris Wood net a hat-trick, although injury means he will not feature against them this time around.

Whilst Newcastle’s injury issues have started to subside a little, they will again be without Alexander Isak whilst Anthony Gordon is expected to miss out after picking up an ankle injury against the Hatters.

With that in mind, here, we take a look at the starting side Howe could name for Newcastle United’s clash with Nottingham Forest: