Nottingham Forest dealt major injury concern ahead of Newcastle United clash as summer signing ruled out

Nottingham Forest will make a late check on Morgan Gibbs-White's fitness ahead of facing Newcastle United.

Nottingham Forest will make a late decision on Morgan Gibbs-White's involvement against Newcastle United on Saturday evening (kick-off 5:30pm).

The attacking midfielder was spotted hobbling around the City Ground pitch during extra-time as the Reds required penalties to beat Championship side Bristol City in the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday.

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Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed: “He had some pain and discomfort. We still have to assess him.”

Meanwhile, Forest will be without defender Gonzalo Montiel. The Argentine was forced off in the final minutes against Bristol City with a hamstring issue.

“It was a tough game. We went to extra-time and played a lot of minutes, especially for players who have not been involved recently,” Espirito Santo said.

“We have some knocks and some situations that cause problems. We have Gonzalo out, he is not going to be involved tomorrow, and some players have issues that we still have to assess.

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“Gonzalo felt something in his hamstring on a run in the last minutes before we took him off. He felt some discomfort. He will have the scan at 7pm today. He is not available for tomorrow, but we will have to wait and see.”

Former Magpies' striker Chris Wood, who scored a hat-trick when the two clubs met on Boxing Day, is also unavailable because of a hamstring injury, while Ola Aina, Ibrahim Sangare and Willy Boly are on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

January signings Matz Sels, Gio Reyna and Rodrigo Ribeiro could be involved, as could Ryan Yates and Nicolas Dominguez, who were suspended in midweek.

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