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Joe Worrall should be a starter for Nottingham Forest next season

Joe Worrall should be a starter for Nottingham Forest next season

Nottingham Forest are slowly getting a good string of results together which if they keep it up, might see them make a late move into the play-off places. 

Martin O’Neill make a shaky start to life as Nottingham Forest manager but now the players have had time to adjust to his methods, the team are starting to pull together.

It’s going to take time but even with the current options the Reds have, play-offs isn’t an unreasonable target from now until the end of the season.

Yet whether they reach it or not, Forest need to make more changes to their squad in the summer although the first deal would be cost-efficient.

Centre-back Joe Worrall has been magnificent on-loan with Rangers so the worst Forest could do is bring him back and give him a proper run out at the City Ground.

Worrall, (who is valued at £7.2 million on Transfermarkt) has taken the opportunity to play regular football with an open mind and has successfully enjoyed just over six months with Rangers so far.

The Englishman has been one of their most consistent defenders and Steven Gerrard was even keen to make his move to the Gers permanent, which Forest swiftly declined.

He isn’t yet the finished article but Joe Worrall is well on his way to becoming a top defender, which undoubtedly makes him someone Nottingham Forest could massively benefit from having in their team.

Alongside Michael Dawson for example, the 22-year-old could gain a greater understanding of how he can improve and what it takes to keep his progression going.

Having made 22 appearances in all competitions and in that time kept nine clean-sheets, it’s no wonder why Rangers want to sign him permanently, something Forest cannot afford to do because they need him themselves.

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