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TT Battle: Nottingham Forest or Rangers for Joe Worrall?

Nottingham Forest are currently chasing down a play-off spot in the English Championship, while Rangers are trailing Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.

Forest haven’t quite managed to ensure consistency since Martin O’Neill took charge at the club but their play-off hopes are still very much alive at this moment in time. Meanwhile, Rangers will have their sights set on going all the way in the Scottish Cup, as well as stepping up their title pursuit.

Interestingly, Joe Worrall will have a decision to make in the summer transfer window as he’s currently enjoying his football on loan at Rangers, but he’s set to return to parent club Nottingham Forest once his loan deal expires.

So, let’s have a look at which club he should spend his future at…

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Joe Worrall established himself as one of the most promising defenders in English football after breaking onto the scene at the City Ground. And, he’s made 56 appearances for Forest up until this point in his career.

Forest are currently getting the very best out of Yohan Benalouane and they could look to sign him permanently in the summer transfer window, while Tobias Figueiredo, Michael Dawson and Michael Hefele will return from injury at some point in the future, so Worrall’s chances may be limited if things stay the same for next season.

TT GRADE: B

RANGERS

Joe Worrall has developed into a star during his time at Rangers as he continues to play a big part in their pursuit of the Scottish Premiership title, and he managed to score a crucial goal in Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash with Aberdeen.

It’s safe to say that Steven Gerrard is currently getting the very best out of the central defender and he has plenty more opportunities to enjoy success over in Scotland, with European nights adding to the excitement.

TT GRADE: A

TT VERDICT:

When comparing the two teams, it’s safe to say that a permanent move to Rangers would provide him with more opportunities to lift trophies and the chance to make a name for himself in Europe.

Indeed, staying at the City Ground wouldn’t be a very smart decision as Nottingham Forest haven’t been able to really push for promotion over the years, despite their pursuit of a play-off place this season, so there isn’t really that much of an incentive and he may not even be guaranteed a starting place.

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