TEAM NEWS - Nottingham Forest v Leeds United: Jean-Kevin Augustin makes first appearance on Whites bench

JEAN-KEVIN Augustin makes a first appearance on the Leeds United bench for Saturday evening's Championship clash at Nottingham Forest.

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 4:43 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 4:50 pm
ALL SMILES: Jean-Kevin Augustin, centre, who is on the Leeds United bench. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

January striker signing Augustin once again played 45 minutes for United's under-23s on Friday but travelled with the squad to the City Ground and is named among the substitutes by head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

United's starting XI is unchanged but January signing Ian Poveda and Oliver Casey both drop off the bench for Augustin and Pascal Struijk.

Poveda also played for United's under-23s on Friday but does not feature and left back Barry Douglas is another player missing after playing for the under-23s on Friday.

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Adam Forshaw remains out with a hip issue while Kalvin Phillips serves the final game of a three-match suspension for his straight red card picked up in the 1-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers.

United no 9 Patrick Bamford once again leads the Whites line in the lone striker role against the club with whom he began his career.

Forest boss and January manager of the month Sabri Lamouchi has made one change to his side with Samba Sow returning from a knee injury and replacing Ryan Yates.

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Cash, Worrall, Figueiredo, Riberio, Watson, Sow, Lolley, Silva, Ameobi, Grabban. Subs: Muric, Bong, Diakhaby, Jenkinson, Dawson, Yates, Walker.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Alioski, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs: Meslier, Struijk, Shackleton, Berardi, Stevens, Roberts, Augustin.

Referee: Oliver Langford.