Gibbs-White | On Forest rout, building momentum and cup progression

Morgan Gibbs-White was delighted with every aspect of Wolves’ Carabao Cup four-goal victory over Nottingham Forest in which the midfielder opened his account for the campaign.

The Academy graduate put the finishing touches to Wolves’ first competitive win under new head coach Bruno Lage as he slotted the ball into the far corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area late on in the contest, when his side were already three goals to the good.

But Gibbs-White believes Tuesday night’s win will have an significant impact on the rest of the 2021/22 campaign, beginning with a return to Premier League action against Manchester United on Sunday at Molineux.

On the first win of the season

“It’s massive because we went away from the two Premier League games we’ve already had feeling we deserved at least a point, if not three points.

“But to come into this game, wanting to win, and play the way we did and get the win, it’s a good feeling.”

On taking momentum into the weekend

“Fair play to Nottingham because in the first-half, they made it tough for us, but we kept the ball, kept it moving from left to right, tried to find gaps, but they made it tough for us.

“I felt in the second-half, we broke them down a bit and the quality showed – we started playing and scoring goals.

“But I feel this game is massive for us to take into the weekend.”

On scoring in front of the away support

“It’s always amazing seeing the fans here, supporting us wherever we go, but to score in front of them is an unbelievable feeling and hopefully I can bring more.”

On preparing for a cup run

“We want to do well in every competition that we’re in, and it shows tonight, the manager started with a very strong team.

“We’re looking forwards to seeing who we’ve got next, and we want to push on in every round.”