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Chris Sutton impressed by £25million Nottingham Forest star during win over Sheffield United

Chris Sutton has praised a Nottingham Forest player after his second-half display in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Sheffield United.

The Reds came from a goal down to earn three big points at Bramall Lane.

Forest won thanks to a brace from Callum Hudson-Odoi. His goals came either side of a first Premier League goal for Ryan Yates.

Chris Wood and Joe Worrall praised the academy graduate for his first goal. However, it was not Yates who won praise from Sutton.

The Reds played quite well in South Yorkshire. Now Sutton has praised a Forest star for his second-half display.

Nottingham Forest's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates with team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White (right) after scoring his side's third goal during the Premier...
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Chris Sutton welcomes Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White

It won’t be too much of a surprise that Morgan Gibbs-White is the man to praise.

Gibbs-White signed for Forest for an initial £25million from Wolves in the summer of 2022 and has been brilliant.

Michael Dawson called Gibbs-White “magnificent” after the last win for Forest and he is clearly an important player.

The 24-year-old really turned it on in the second half. He continued to probe even when the Reds had a two-goal lead.

Sutton was clearly impressed too and it was Gibbs-White he singled out for praise after the Forest win.

He told BBC Sport: “Morgan Gibbs-White was excellent with a really big performance in the second half.”

The forest is ready for a big challenge on the star players

If the Reds get over the line and stay in the Premier League, Forest will have to watch their backs.

Financial fair play will not simply disappear. As a result, they will need to sell a player or two to avoid a points deduction next season.

Forest will have calls to deal with Murillo and Gibbs-White, with one of their star players set to leave in the summer.

Of the two players, it seems that Gibbs-White would be the harder to replace.

He has a very high ceiling and it will take a lot of money to tempt Forest into selling in the summer.

In 78 appearances for Forest, he scored 11 goals and provided 16 assists in the Premier League, alerting clubs to his quality.

Forest would very much like to keep hold of Gibbs-White beyond this summer, but every player will come at a price.

The Reds will face a challenge for their best attacking player and a first port of call must be for the club to stay in the Premier League.

If they do that, they will have every chance of keeping Gibbs-White, but that is not a foregone conclusion for Forest.

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