According to The Nottingham Post, Rangers midfielder Connor Goldson has compared teammate and Forest loan Joe Worrall to Harry Maguire.
This is an indication of the defender’s growing popularity at Ibrox, where fans and players are praising him.
The 21-year-old had a slow start to life in Scotland, but is beginning to curry favour with manager Steven Gerrard. He has started five of the last six games in all competitions, albeit he has not look completely convincing in all of those performances.
A stellar showing in the Europa League against Villarreal put him in contention to start in the Scottish Premier League. However, he was heavily criticised in his league debut, as the club lost to Livingston. But Gerrard has kept his faith in the 6ft 4 defender and it has played dividends after his robust performance in a victory over league leaders Hearts on Sunday.
Fans have taken to Twitter to show how impressed their are with the loan signing, and obviously Worrall’s fellow players are also commending him. Unfortunately for Forest, this could spell the end for his time at the club.
If the defender’s success and popularity continues in Glasgow, there is a chance that he could open up a permanent move to the club. Forest manager Aitor Karanka made it clear that Worrall was not part of his plans this season, and while that was the obvious cause to the loan move, may also be the reason why Worrall will be reluctant to return to The City Ground.
However, the positive is that every good performance by Worrall will increase his price, meaning Forest may be able to cash in heavily on the player come the summer, or even January.
But it’s gradually becoming more likely that the loan move may become permanent.
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