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Joe Worrall could return to Nottingham Forest in January

Joe Worrall could return to Nottingham Forest in January

Rangers will have their sights set firmly on pipping bitter rivals Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title in the current campaign, having enjoyed a rich vein of form recently. 

The Bluenoses are certainly in a commanding position to really kick on and secure silverware in Steven Gerrard’s first season at the club, which would be sure to put a smile on supporter’s faces.

However, the Glasgow club will now face an anxious wait ahead of the January transfer window, as according to The Daily Record, Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka is looking into whether he can recall Joe Worrall.

Worrying for Rangers, Aitor Karanka revealed he will see if he can recall Joe Worrall next month.

Indeed, the 21-year-old centre-back has quickly established himself as a key player for Gerrard’s side since arriving on loan from Forest back in the summer.

But, the English Championship club have been rocked by a defensive injury crisis after Michael Dawson suffered a suspected hamstring injury in their win against Ipswich Town yesterday.

So, the Bluenoses will have to wait and see whether they’ll be without Worrall’s services for the second half of the current campaign.

Here’s what Karanka had to say on the matter:

“I do not know if we can recall Joe. I need to check what the terms of the contract are.

“I do not know how serious it is. It might be a hamstring problem, but we do not know how bad it is.

“If it is serious and if he is out for more than a week or two, it will be a problem.”

THE VERDICT:

Joe Worrall has played a crucial part for the Bluenoses at the heart of their defence, so they won’t want to lose him in the January transfer window as this could have a negative impact on their campaign.

Nottingham Forest are in desperate need of a central defender and will no doubt exercise the option to recall him if it’s allowed, so the Bluenoses will just have to hope for the best at this moment in time.

Although, with the January transfer window on the horizon, they could always look at replacements.

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