According to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keen to make Joe Worrall’s loan move from Nottingham Forest permanent in January, but fans of the Reds were not keen to see their man leave the City Ground.
Worrall is an England U21 international centre-back and made his debut for the Scottish giants in dramatic circumstances as he was thrown into the starting line up for the 2-2 draw away at Villareal in the Europa League.
The 6ft 4in defender was partnered with Connor Goldson for the group stage opener and impressed for Gerrard’s side in his first competitive appearance since March, when he came off the bench for Forest in a 2-0 defeat against Millwall.
With Danny Fox, Michael Hefele, Michael Dawson and Tobias Figueiredo all ahead of the youngster at the City Ground it was a good decision for Worrall to go out and get game time, but it was clear from their reactions on Twitter that Forest fans do not want him sold on a permanent basis. Check out the best tweets below.
I don’t think Worrall would get in our team at present, but with good experience behind him he might hold down a place in years to come. It would be sad to see a home grown Forest supporter leave the club he loves. But Wes did, so it’s not impossible. #nffc
— Hannah Forest (@hannahforest) 23 September 2018
I think that`s just down to opinions. I think Worrall is more than good enough, but Karanka seems to prefer experience in all parts of the team. I really hope Worrall comes back though. I always loved watching him play
— Staalek (@StleKvale) 24 September 2018
Let's all not start turning on Worrall like Brereton. I hope he learns from his loan spell and comes back a better player #nffc
— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) September 24, 2018
Would hope we don’t sell Worrall and he comes back a better player for his experience at Rangers. Dawson hasn’t got many seasons left and Joe has hopefully a long successful career ahead of him. #NFFC
— Dave (@dj_zotov) 24 September 2018
I will not be happy if we sell Joe Worrall. Unfortunately I think we might. I was unhappy when we sold BB and got called a moaner, a lot. The moaning will go up another notch if we sell Joe. Might never happen so the #nffc timeline will hopefully be safe this January. https://t.co/VFJ77QKR12
— steve (@trickynffc) September 24, 2018
Problem is, Fox, Hef and Dawson are all getting on. Think Worrall is actually pretty good he just needs more game time with us
— will (@WillTooley) 24 September 2018