BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has named Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White in his Premier League Team of the Week.

The 23-year-old scored and registered an assist as they beat Southampton 4-3 to give their Premier League survival mission lift-off.

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Gibbs-White scored his third goal in four games for Forest but it was his all-round performance that truly caught the eye.

His deft touch to assist Danilo for the decisive fourth goal was sublime and Crooks was clearly impressed with Forest’s club-record signing.

Gibbs-White has grown as a player during the second half of the 2022/23 campaign and he’s comfortably the team’s most creative talent.

Crooks named him among a plethora of stars in his Team of the Week and thought he was a standout performer against Southampton.

He told BBC Sport: “The penalty was a pressure moment for Gibbs-White but the player was equal to the occasion. He has had an excellent season for Forest and has been one of the players in the team who always made me believe that they had a chance of surviving in the Premier League.”

Crooks named Forest star Gibbs-White in Team of the Week

The Reds player is a real fan favourite and quite clearly he’s one of the best players at the football club.

Forest’s survival hopes don’t solely pin on Gibbs-White but it’s fair to say that they’re very hopeful that he can continue to fire.

The Reds face three more tricky games before the season is out; Chelsea and Crystal Palace away and Arsenal at home.

Forest Gibbs-White
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Forest need to kick on after this win over Southampton and they can ill afford any disappointments with their status still in the balance.

Gibbs-White is a magnificent footballer and he’s making a mockery out of the Wolves fans who basically said that Forest had wasted several millions on signing him.

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