According to The Nottingham Post, Rangers defender Joe Worrall has said that he is focussing on returning for his parent club Nottingham Forest next season.
The 21-year-old linked up with Steven Gerrard’s team after struggling to make the Forest team at the beginning of the season.
However, since arriving at Ibrox, the centre-back is developing quite a reputation for himself. Although his career in Glasgow started quite slowly, a number of impressive performances from the 6ft 4 player when he was given a chance has seen him start the last four games. He now looks to be one of Gerrard’s first choices when picking his team, and looks pivotal to The Gers’ success this season.
However, there were growing rumours that the defender would be joining Rangers permanently, given the success that he has had. However, these recent comments show that he is still focussed on regaining his place in the Forest team. He was a mainstay in The Reds’ defence over the previous two seasons, but seemed to fall out of favour with manager Aitor Karanka at the beginning of the season. But he clearly looks upon Forest fondly, a club that he has been with since his early teenage years.
This does not mean that Worrall cannot have a major impact at Rangers for the remainder of the season, however. Gerrard’s men currently sit in third place in the Scottish Premiership and are also leading their group in the Europa League. As they hunt for silverware this season, Worrall may play a crucial role.