Nottingham Forest forward Morgan Gibbs-White has opened up on his antics as the Reds defeated Wolves in the Carabao Cup back in January. The 23-year-old celebrated wildly in front of the travelling supporters after Forest defeated them on penalties.
Gibbs-White is enjoying a decent season playing regularly in the Premier League. Goal contributions have been in short supply of late but his creative spark will be extremely important for Forest in the coming months.
The youngster made a huge decision to leave Wolves during the summer and sign for Forest. The Reds signed him for a club-record fee and it didn’t exactly go down well with his previous club.
Gibbs-White believes he is blameless, however. He thinks that fans of the club he used to play for can’t give the stick out if he’s not prepared to take it back.
The Forest man told The Athletic: “I never did anything wrong when I was at Wolves. It wasn’t my fault that I didn’t get game time. There are things I could’ve done better on the field but Wolves wasn’t the club for me. I said a nice farewell and they were giving me stick. It’s only right to give it back.
“You want to prove a point. I never got the chance to play week in, week out there. Now I have that chance. I’m looking forward to that game. I love that sort of atmosphere and I thrive off getting stick.”
Gibbs-White has opened up on Forest antics back in January
The talented attacking midfielder is really growing as a player at Forest. He was Steve Cooper’s primary target once the Reds won promotion to the Premier League and the head coach got his man.
Gibbs-White was a revelation for Sheffield United last season during a loan spell. One way or another it was anticipated that he’d get a Premier League shot and luckily for him Forest came calling.
His celebration against Wolves in January wasn’t particularly over the top at all. He receives abuse all night and it’s thought that he was bombarded with abuse whilst he was a Wolves player.
Gibbs-White will hope to star against his old club on Saturday. Forest need him to as they’re desperately looking to end a run of six games without a victory.