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Klug Hands Morris Full Debut at Forest
Saturday, 14th Apr 2018 14:20

Striker Ben Morris makes his full Championship debut for the Blues in Bryan Klug’s first game in temporary charge at Nottingham Forest this afternoon.

Morris, 18, who has previously made two sub appearances in the Championship in addition another game from the bench in the Carabao Cup match at Crystal Palace in August, looks set to start in a front two with Martyn Waghorn.

Klug is sticking with the back three in which the Blues have lined up in recent weeks with Jordan Spence on the right, Cameron Carter-Vickers in the centre and Jonas Knudsen on the left.

Grant Ward is at right wing-back, a role in which Klug used to play him during their days together in the Tottenham academy, with Barry Cotter, who impressed on his debut on Tuesday, dropping to the bench. Myles Kenlock is at left wing-back.

In central midfield, stand-in skipper Cole Skuse is set to play behind Luke Hyam and Tristan Nydam. Bersant Celina misses out as he is unwell.

Forest include ex-Town loanee Jack Colback in their starting XI but Daryl Murphy remains sidelined with a calf injury.

Forest: Pantilimon, Figuereido, Guedioura, Osborn, Fox, Tomlin, Brereton, Colback, Lolley, Darikwa, Watson (c). Subs: Kapino, Lichaj, Mancienne, Bridcutt, Cash, Dowell, Vellios.

Town: Bialkowski, Spence, Carter-Vickers, Knudsen, Ward, Skuse (c), Hyam, Nydam, Kenlock, Morris, Waghorn. Subs: M Crowe, Connolly, Sears, Gleeson, Carayol, Folami, Cotter. Referee: Darren England (South Yorkshire).

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cat added 14:27 - Apr 14
Liking the line up. New era, new chapter, and plenty of youths in the squad. Would love it for Klug if we were to win, whatever the result positivity all the way now.

intercept12 added 14:30 - Apr 14
Looks good. Given that we've not won there in the last 12 attempts, a win would be perfect.
Only 1 loanee starts as well, and that's enforced due to Chambo not being allowed to continue with a rib sticking out.

RobTheMonk added 14:31 - Apr 14
Whenever I've seen Morris in the U23's he's looked decent and direct. Go on lad!

martin587 added 14:31 - Apr 14
Very interesting selection.Hope we go all out for a win.🙏.Good drive up,nice meal on the way,now looking for three points.🤞

RoyalAscotBlue added 14:37 - Apr 14
If you’re going to play 3 at the back then your wingbacks should be forward thinking players, and that’s what this lineup has. Hopefully Nydam will be free to express himself in the middle of the park as well. Looks like we’re going to try and play football today! Happy days.

irishtim added 14:37 - Apr 14
In fairness Mick did give these lads their debuts. As Bryan said Mick was very supportive of the youth system. Think the foundations are there with a little investment and correct manager we have a chance.

blue75 added 14:38 - Apr 14
Like that team and the formation let’s hope we get a good performance now!!!

bedsitfc added 14:43 - Apr 14
Interesting to see Morris in ahead of
Carayol and Sears

timkatieadamitfc added 14:49 - Apr 14
Not wanting to sound negative but this is probably the team McCarthy would have picked, the season has been over for a long time now so would have loved to have seen Connolly and carayol instead of skuse and hyam and just gone for the old kevin keegan Newcastle attack, attack, attack style. Even if we lose the game but play good attacking football and score a few I think the long suffering fans would appreciate it and would be totally different atmosphere to say burton/hull games.
I know he doesn't want the job but personally would love to klug involved in some way with the 1st team, COYB

Chicago_Blue added 14:49 - Apr 14
Skuse and Hyam? Hmmm.

Wooly added 14:51 - Apr 14
What sort of line up do you call that!!!

No ambition to finish above Norwich for the first time in years, Ward playing was obvious after Klug was so influential bringing him in from Spurs, God help us!!!!

FreddySteady added 14:58 - Apr 14
Skuse AND thoughts exactly.

Tony88 added 15:05 - Apr 14
If MM had picked this team the comments above would be very different.

Monkey_Blue added 15:08 - Apr 14
Tony88- exactly: if Mick had also said that most of the youngsters are not ready for the first team and some have had to be thrown in too early he’d have been crucified but that’s exactly what Klug said this week.

casper16 added 15:13 - Apr 14
Hasn’t Klug said he can’t expect the players to change their style overnight so this sort of line up was to be expected. Let’s see how they play before we start to criticise. Let’s just be happy we don’t have to listen to MacArthys post arch drivel!

blue75 added 15:14 - Apr 14
Tomy88 my comment would’ve been different had McCarthy picked that team as it would’ve been sit deep and lump it forward BK won’t let his players do that.

cornishblu added 15:18 - Apr 14
As has been said right from the top comment’s giving the youngsters a chance ,. Everything that muck said he was going to do yet never did....I honestly don’t care what the result is today as long as these youngsters grow in confidence and show the fight for the shirt CP we saw an ecstatic 2000 fans applaud the youngsters off the pitch because they played for their club

...this new era has started well

Northstandveteran added 15:24 - Apr 14
Klug out!

massivemole added 15:43 - Apr 14
Before careful what you wish for, I was told from the mick lovers. Well guess what a first half goal, is a good enough reason for me. But I'm only a numbskull. WHAT DID YOU SAY CHRIS SUTTON.

blueboy1981 added 15:58 - Apr 14
........ and still the 'happy clappers' keep wingeing - give it a rest, or go and have lunch with McCarthy.

Pencilpete added 15:58 - Apr 14
The biggest difference in the line up is the wing backs for me, MM played 2 full backs in these positions in Spence /Iorfa and Knudsen effectively making a back 5 ... Klug is playing more attacking players in Kenlock and Ward in those positions. Just that will make us much more attacking going forwards.

blueheartXT added 16:07 - Apr 14
Cant everyone just move on

Mick has gone and klug is in charge for 4 games

What will be will be good luck to all the young guys hope you have a great game C O Y B

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