The Newcastle United starting XI Eddie Howe could name to face Nottingham Forest. (LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Newcastle United predicted starting XI vs Nottingham Forest: Huge call with new signing left out

Newcastle United host newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in their Premier League opener - with Eddie Howe faced with some difficult selection calls.

Saturday, 6th August 2022, 10:14 am

For the first time in a LONG time, the Magpies kick-off a new campaign with genuine hope and optimism about what potentially lies ahead.

Under Mike Ashley, there was a constant worry. Under the new owners however, there is a feeling that anything is possible.

But a lot of that will take time, and in the meantime, Howe’s side are looking to improve on last season’s 11th-placed finish.

And first up is Steve Cooper’s Forest, who have been very busy in this summer’s transfer window following their promotion via the Championship play-offs.

Indeed, Howe has a few of selection dilemmas, including who will start in goal and which centre-back pairing he will opt for.

Here, NewcastleWorld predicts the Newcastle United starting XI Howe will name to take on Nottingham Forest in front of a sellout St James’ Park.

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