Newcastle United shock injury boost as £45m star captured arriving at Nottingham Forest

Anthony Gordon is a surprise inclusion in Newcastle United's squad against Nottingham Forest.

Anthony Gordon is with Newcastle United's squad for this evening's Premier League clash away to Nottingham Forest (kick-off 5:30pm).

The former Everton winger was a major doubt for the trip to the City Ground after leaving St James' Park last weekend on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

Gordon was withdrawn at half-time in the 4-4 draw against Luton Town with an ankle injury and hadn't trained in the build-up in the game.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said: “He hasn’t trained this week. We don’t think the injury is serious. We’re hopeful he’ll be back sooner rather than later."

When asked when Gordon would return to training, Howe replied: "Not at this moment, slightly unclear."

Just over 24 hours later and Gordon is back with the squad and is set to start. Club captain Jamaal Lascelles also returns from a calf issue after missing the last three matches.

Here's Newcastle's starting XI in full:

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