On-loan Rangers defender Joe Worrall thinks everything gets ‘blown out of proportion’ at Ibrox – but admits he loves the scrutiny of playing for the Gers.

Worrall was under the microscope following his recent mistake at Kilmarnock and admitted if he’d done similar at Nottingham Forest it would have been quickly forgotten.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Joe Worrall of Rangers and Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrate victory after the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Speaking to the Daily Record, Worrall insists he loves being in the ‘goldfish bowl’ that comes with playing for the Old Firm.

“It gets blown out of proportion when you’re going for a league with Rangers,” Worrall told the Daily Record.

“I’ve made many mistakes at Nottingham Forest but it’s different up here because you’re fighting for a title. If you make a mistake down there, you’re still mid-table and it’s forgotten about in a few days.


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 28: Joe Worrall of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“Here, it sticks and I’m sure the fans will point the finger at me again at some point in the season.

“The scrutiny up here has been a bit of a shock to the system. Not just my mistake but the whole media coverage.

“It’s huge. Everything is scrutinised, it’s a goldfish bowl but I love it and I’m well up for that challenge.”


Worrall has made 22 appearances for the Light Blues so far during his season-long loan.

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Jesse Curran of Dundee is tackled by Joe Worrall of Rangers

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After displacing fan favourite Niko Katic, the 22-year-old has cemented himself in Steven Gerrard’s side.

Despite a few mistakes, he’s shown that he has a big future ahead and is growing into a quality defender.

When he returns to the City Ground this summer, he’ll be a far better player than the one that left.

If he goes back with a league medal too, all of his mistakes will quickly be forgiven by Gers fans.


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