Eddie Howe’s side will be looking to better their 11th place finish last season, and a win against Steve Cooper’s Forest would be the perfect way to start.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest

Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest: How to watch, TV channel and live stream

The game won’t be broadcast live in the UK due to the Saturday afternoon TV blackout.

However fans can watch the highlights on Match of the Day which will be shown at 10:20pm BST on BBC One and can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

Viewers from around the world will be able to watch the action on Arena Sport, ViaPlay and SuperSport depending on their location.

Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest team news:

Newcastle will be without star midfielder Jonjo Shelvey who sustained a hamstring injury during the Magpies’ friendly with Benfica.

Federico Fernandez and Jamaal Lewis are also out of action with calf injuries.

Forest’s Ryan Yates will miss the match due to a knee injury which he picked up in pre-season.

New signing Omar Richards is also still on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture just weeks after joining from Bayern Munich.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is back in the squad after missing his side’s last friendly against Burnley.

Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest kick off time:

The game kicks off at 3PM BST and will take place at Newcastle’s stadium St. James’ Park, which has a capacity of 52,305.