Nottingham Forest attacker Morgan Gibbs-White has been ruled out of the England under-21 squad through injury, according to The Independent.

The Reds star was in action on Friday night as Steve Cooper’s men went down 3-2 to Fulham at the City Ground.

Now, it’s emerged that he’s collected an injury and will remain at Forest to receive treatment during the break.

Gibbs-White signed for the Reds back in August for an initial fee of around £25 million.

Gibbs-White ruled out injury
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That deal did include a series of add-ons and Forest could end up forking out £42.5 million for the player.

Forest will hope that the 22-year-old isn’t out of action for too long, with Cooper viewing him as integral.

The player signed from Wolves and following promotion to the Premier League he became Forest’s number one target.

Last season, Gibbs-White was bang in form for Sheffield United in the Championship.

He scored 12 goals and claimed 10 assists as the Blades reached the play-offs before losing to Forest.

Now, the Reds will hope to keep a watchful eye on Gibbs-White over the next fortnight following a minor injury.

The England under-21s have also lost Brentford player Keane Lewis-Potter to injury and Lee Carsley has been forced into a reshuffle.

Gibbs-White ruled out through injury

The Reds have already clocked up a few injuries this term and they can ill afford to get anymore.

Forest are second-bottom in the Premier League and they need points on the board pretty quickly.

Gibbs-White ruled out injury
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Gibbs-White will be integral to those aspirations and the Reds will hope that he doesn’t miss any football.

He’s already shown flashes of his quality and naturally, they won’t want him to be out of action for a prolonged period.

It’s quite refreshing that the player hasn’t linked up with the England under-21s and now Forest can work on getting him right for the trip to Leicester.

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