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Morgan Gibbs-White explains why he left Wolves to join Nottingham Forest

Wolves are taking on Nottingham Forest tonight in the Carabao Cup quarter-final – and a new interview with Morgan Gibbs-White has released ahead of the game, with the player touching on his decision to leave the club.

Julen Lopetegui is hoping to build on the great performance against Liverpool on Saturday by booking a place in the last four.

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It could potentially be a chance for Wolves fans to catch Gibbs-White in action again.

He played in the Premier League game against Wolves back in October.

Gibbs-White is seemingly a slight doubt for the game tonight. He apparently had a recurrence of a calf injury.

It’ll be a blow for the Reds if he can’t feature, with Gibbs-White having been one of their better summer signings.

Gibbs-White’s exit from Wolves really raised eyebrows at the time.

Reports had indicated that Bruno Lage had wanted to get him much more involved. He started him in the first two games against Leeds United and Fulham.

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But he then transferred to Forest, for a fee that could (although it’s unlikely to) reach £44 million. Forest are thought to have paid an initial £25 million.

Gibbs-White has been speaking ahead of tonight’s game, and touched on why he decided to leave Wolves.

Essentially, Gibbs-White says it was tough on him mentally to not have consistent game time.

He told the Daily Mail: “‘You can get carried away when you are young. I made my debut at 16 and then got all those comments after the Chelsea game, so I matured quickly and learned you don’t get everything immediately.

“I started the Chelsea game and then for the next match I was on the bench. You need to give young players confidence to show what they are about. That is why I didn’t see a future at Wolves any more. There was no end goal for me there. I needed a new start and Forest is the perfect club for me.”

Morgan Gibbs-White leaving Wolves was the right move for all parties

It is interesting to hear Gibbs-White talk about his decision to leave Wolves in the summer.

Ultimately, it was the right move for all parties.

Forest put together a very appealing package and Wolves were happy to accept.

It would have been great to see him stay. He obviously did fantastic on loan at Sheffield United last season, and returned to Compton Park a much better and more mature player.

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He was lively in those first couple of games against Leeds and Fulham.

At the end of the day though, Gibbs-White clearly felt he would have a greater chance of playing regularly at Forest.

You can’t begrudge him that, and Wolves received a great fee for the player.