Nottingham Forest fans have wished departing defender Joe Worrall good luck on Twitter.
The 21-year-old has joined Steven Gerrard’s Rangers on a season-long loan on the final day of the EFL loan transfer window.
Although Worrall played over 50 times for The Reds over the two seasons prior to this one, and captained an England under-21 side that won the 2017 Toulon Tournament, this was still not enough to work his way into Karanka’s plans.
Many fans believe that this is a good move for the young defender, claiming he will get a lot of game time, including European football, and will come back a better player.
Gerrard has been pursuing a number of defenders this summer, as he hopes to shore up a defence that was very weak last season, and sees Worrall (valued at £7.2m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) as an answer to his defensive woes.
This is what the fans had to say:
Good move for the player and both clubs at this stage of his career.
— Shaun Barr (@shaunbarr) August 31, 2018
They’re getting a top player, so glad it’s only a loan move. We need you for the prem next season lad
— Alexander Wilson (@93Wilson) August 31, 2018
Good luck young Joe!
— In From The Trent (@infromthetrent) August 31, 2018
Go and smash it Wozza lad!!!
— Ryan Parsons (@Ryan_AParsons) August 31, 2018
Good move all round, good luck Joe
— Gary (@RedDogGary) August 31, 2018
Good luck Joe – you’ll smash it up there no doubt. Plenty of reds will be watching Rangers this year no doubt!
— Kenny Laing RN (@kennylaingnurse) August 31, 2018
Rangers are getting a quality player, good luck @JoeWorral5
— Brett Wild (@BrettWild) August 31, 2018
Best of luck. Future key player. Rangers have got a good young lad.
— GrapsTalk (@GrapsTalk) August 31, 2018
Good luck youth. learn, grow and come back even better
— darren webster (@garibaldidaz) August 31, 2018
Good luck Joe! Some good experience and hopefully Europa league too!
— Thomas Sissons (@thomassissons) August 31, 2018