Morgan Gibbs-White has shared what he told Callum Hudson-Odoi before his brilliant Nottingham Forest goal. The Reds winger scored on his debut as Forest came from behind to draw 1-1.

Gibbs-White played the full 90 minutes of the contest with Hudson-Odoi being withdrawn before the end. It was an impressive first display for the player and there will be more to come.

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The pair of Forest stars have played with each other previously. Both players were integral as the England under-17s won the World Cup back in 2017 in India.

Hudson-Odoi was tearing defenders to shreds not long after that with Chelsea in the Premier League. He has lost his way a little bit in recent years but last night there were signs that he can be useful for Forest.

Gibbs-White signed for Forest last summer in what was then a club-record transfer fee. Following last night, he’s explained what he said to Hudson-Odoi at half-time as Forest trailed 1-0 to Burnley.

He told BBC Sport: “I said to him at half-time to go on the inside and shoot. Stop being nicey-nice, be selfish. It’s an unbelievable finish.”

Gibbs-White explains what he told Hudson-Odoi before Forest goal

It’s good that Steve Cooper has found a way to get Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi back together again. It’s only been one game but they look as though they could star once again.

The Reds deserved a point last night but it’s hard to say they deserved all three. At times they were troubled by Burnley and they needed a couple of fortuitous VAR calls.

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Still, there were some positives during this clash. After a glut of deadline-day signings, things will take time and Forest will play better than this as the season progresses.

It’s good that Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi are on the same wavelength and hopefully, their relationship can flourish as the season continues to progress.

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