Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United: Forest receive huge Morgan Gibbs-White boost as ex-Magpie starts

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United: Nuno Espirito Santo has named his team to face the Magpies - and there is one very familiar name in the starting XI.
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Matz Sels will make his Nottingham Forest home debut against his former club Newcastle United. Nuno Espirito Santo has made just one change from his side’s 1-1 draw against Bournemouth last weekend with Moussa Niakhate replacing Andrew Omobamidele.

That means Sels, who joined Forest on deadline day from Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, will play at the City Ground for the first time against the side he made 14 appearances for during their 2016/17 Championship campaign under Rafa Benitez. An unchanged side for the hosts also means that Morgan Gibbs-White has been ruled fit enough to start after suffering a knock during their FA Cup win over Bristol City in midweek. Gibbs-White has been linked with a move to Newcastle United recently and starred during the Boxing Day clash between the two sides at St James’ Park - one Forest would win 3-1 courtesy of a Chris Wood hat-trick.

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Nottingham Forest team: Matz Sels, Nuno Tavares, Neco Williams, Taiwo Awoniyi, Morgan Gibbs-White, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Nicolas Dominguez, Moussa Niakhate, Anthony Elanga, Ryan Yates, Murillo

Substitutes: Matt Turner, Cheikhou Kouyate, Harry Toffolo, Felipe, Gio Reyna, Divock Origi, Danilo, Andrew Omobamidele, Rodrigo Ribeiro