Newcastle United Under-23s 0-1 Nottingham Forest Under-23s player ratings: Luton Town target impresses as young Magpies' unbeaten run comes to an end
Will Swan’s first half strike was enough to secure three points for the visitors in the Premier League 2 match to end Newcastle’s seven match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Here are the Newcastle player ratings from the match…
Will Brown - 7
Made a couple of good saves and claims. Could do little about the goal.
Nathan Carlyon - 6
Tried to get forward and deliver some teasing balls into the box but couldn't find a man.
Josh Scott - 6
Had Newcastle's first shot of the game at the end of the first half but couldn't find the target.
Jack Young - 7
Always looking to get on the ball and spray it around the pitch. Faded as the game went on and was fortunate to stay on the pitch after picking up a booking.
Niall Brookwell - 6
Was alert to stop some Forest attacks but will be disappointed to have been denied a clean sheet.
Charlie Wiggett - 6
Came close to scoring in the second half from close range only to be denied by the goalkeeper. Newcastle's only shot on target in the match.
Adam Wilson - 6
Showed plenty of energy down the right but his final ball or touch let him down.
Elliot Anderson - 8
Looked a class above despite not being able to help the side get a result.
Cameron Ferguson - 6
Provided a focal point in attack but couldn't get any meaningful shots away before being brought off.
Lucas De Bolle - 6
Had a quiet game until the latter stages as Newcastle pushed for an equaliser.
Matty Bondswell - 6
Was an outlet down the left against his former club and posed a threat on occasion.
Isaac Westendorf - 6
On for Ferguson 60: His official debut as a Newcastle player. Showed plenty of pace and energy from the bench but didn't manage to get a shot away.
Rodrigo Vilca - 7
On for Scott 71: Drilled a shot just wide from the edge of the box.
Jamie Miley - n/a
On for Young 84: Helped Newcastle push in the latter stages but couldn't help them find an equaliser.