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Newcastle United double injury doubt & Nottingham Forest's Morgan Gibbs-White concern - early team news

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United early team news: Doubts over Morgan Gibbs-White and Anthony Gordon's fitness.

Newcastle United travel to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League tonight (kick-off 5:30pm) hoping to avenge the 3-1 defeat at St James' Park on Boxing Day.

Things started well for Eddie Howe's side after taking the lead through Alexander Isak's penalty but a hat-trick by former Magpies striker Chris Wood handed Forest a shock victory.

United haven't won at home in the three matches since but the away form has improved having recorded three consecutive wins on the road against Sunderland, Fulham and Aston Villa.

Howe's men are into the fifth round of the FA Cup but their league standing is one that needs to be improved with just one win in their previous six league matches seeing them slip to 10th in the table.

Forest, meanwhile, backed up their win on Tyneside by beating Manchester United 2-0 on December 30, though that was their last league victory. They sit 16th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.

Both Howe and Nuno Espirito Santo provided the latest injury news on Friday. And here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at the players ruled out of the meeting at the City Ground, and those that are doubtful:

United haven't won at home in the three matches since but the away form has improved having recorded three consecutive wins on the road against Sunderland, Fulham and Aston Villa.

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