Joe Worrall did not always have the best of times at Rangers, and while we saw the potential of the defender during his loan spell at Ibrox under then manager Steven Gerrard, the Nottingham Forest defender did make mistakes that raised doubts over him.

The defender spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Rangers from Nottingham Forest.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was in charge of the Gers at the time.

Joe Worrall played well in big matches for Rangers against Celtic and Aberdeen, but there were also mistakes, such as the one against Kilmarnock when he gifted a goal to Eamonn Brophy.

It was clear at the time that the defender was a work in progress and far from the finished article.

Worrall has developed and progressed a lot since then and is now a key player for Nottingham Forest.

Praise for former Rangers loanee Joe Worrall

And the former Rangers loanee’s performance for Forest against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League this past weekend saw him described as “magnificent” by ex-Newcastle United striker and BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer.

Forest got the better of Chelsea 1-0 in London this past weekend.

Joe Worrall
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Anthony Elanga scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minute.

Worrall started the match for Forest at the centre of a three-man defence.

The 26-year-old centre-back produced a very calm performance and was very mature in his display.

Against Chelsea, Worrall had a pass accuracy of 77.8%, took 31 touches, and made two tackles and seven clearances,

BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer has included the former Rangers loanee in his Premier League XI for and has described him as “magnificent”.

Shearer wrote: “Magnificent at the back in really tough circumstances.”

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