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Joe Worrall should escape Forest to get more minutes

Nottingham Forest boss Aiker Karanka recently said they’re open to allowing England U-20s captain Joe Worrall to leave on loan, and he should take that as a great opportunity.

The young centre-back is in the middle of a battle for a starting spot at the moment, but with Danny Fox and Tobias Figueiredo seemingly nailing down those positions, it seems best to find game time somewhere else. If the right move is sorted out, Worral could get the minutes he needs to flourish in the Championship and progress his career.

His boss claimed he would only be allowed out on loan if the move was the right thing for everyone, and that’s vital for the 21-year-old. If he’s going to be loaned out to a team where he’ll sit on the bench, the move would be pointless, so it goes without saying that he needs to be guaranteed first-team football.

The Mail Online reported Forest rejected £11.5m from Burnley to sign him in January, and that may have been the best decision for the player who may not be able to break into Burnley’s side just yet. His position is promising, because lots of talent like Worrall are snapped up by Premier League clubs early on and are forced to play in the youth league, which isn’t a great standard.

He’s at a club where his best interests are at the heart, and it seems they have plans for his future. A loan move to a club willing to play him consistently could be the making of the Englishman.

Joe Worrall should escape Forest to get more minutes
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