Newcastle United starting XI: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett; Guimaraes, Willock, Joelinton; Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.
Newcastle United substitutes: Dubravka, Botman, Lascelles, Ritchie, Wood, Fraser, Murphy, Anderson, Longstaff.
Nottingham Forest starting XI: Henderson; Worrall, Niakhate, McKenna; Williams, O’Brien, Colback, Toffolo; Lingard; Surridge, Johnson.
Nottingham Forest substitutes: Hennessey, Biancone, Mangala, Mbe Soh, Awoniyi, Mighten, Cafu, Taylor, Hammond.
The day is finally here – Nottingham Forest are playing a Premier League game once again.
Forest haven’t been in the top flight since 1999 and are finally back in the big time.
Steve Cooper unsurprisingly names a host of new signings in his starting XI today, starting with goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
It’s a back three ahead of him with fellow new face Moussa Niakhate in the heart of defence, flanked by Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna.
Neco Williams and Harry Toffolo are the wing backs having joined over the summer, whilst new man Lewis O’Brien joins Jack Colback in midfield.
Jesse Lingard is Forest’s number 10 today, featuring behind Brennan Johnson and Sam Surridge.
Summer signings Taiwo Awoniyi, Orel Mangala, Giulian Biancone and Wayne Hennessey are all on the Forest bench today.
They’re joined by Loic Mbe Soh, Alex Might, Cafu, Lyle Taylor and Oliver Hammond as Forest substitutes this afternoon.
Newcastle have Nick Pope in goal behind a back four of Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn and Matt Targett.
Brazilian duo Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton join Joe Willock in midfield, with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin flanking Callum Wilson up top.
New signing Sven Botman is surprisingly only on the Newcastle bench, joining Martin Dubravka, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Chris Wood, Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy, Elliot Anderson and Sean Longstaff.