Nottingham Forest’s play-off hopes are slipping away at this moment in time as Martin O’Neill hasn’t been able to ensure consistency since taking over from Aitor Karanka.
Sadly, one problem in recent times has been in the defensive third as Forest have conceded 10 goals in their last five Championship fixtures, which certainly hasn’t helped their play-off push.
However, the Midlands club recently received a big boost on the transfer front, as according to Football Insider, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has abandoned plans to sign Joe Worrall permanently.
Joe Worrall made a name for himself during the first half of his spell at Ibrox but he’s struggled to ensure consistency on the field in recent times as he made a mistake against Celtic and just hasn’t been at his best.
However, the Englishman is only 22-years-old so he still has pretty much the whole of his football career ahead of him, with plenty of potential still waiting to be unlocked.
Forest haven’t exactly been defensively sound as O’Neill still hasn’t really found the best partnership at the heart of the defence, despite Molla Wague recently playing alongside Yohan Benalouane.
Indeed, Worrall may just be the perfect partner for Benalouane as he’s a leader on the field, relatively quick, dominant in the air and his positioning is on point. The mixture of experience and youthfulness could work wonders for Nottingham Forest at the heart of the defence.
Worrall is already set to return to the City Ground in the summer, so O’Neill should look to make him a big part of his plans next season as regular football at Rangers has done him the world of good.
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