Steven Gerrard confirmed during yesterday’s press conference, that Joe Worrall is staying at Rangers.
Nottingham Forest had until 7th January to activate his release clause, but it didn’t happen.
It was certainly a little surprising, considering their current injury crisis, but it’s undoubtedly good news for Rangers.
That is, until last month’s Old Firm.
He was immense alongside Connor Goldson and limited Celtic’s forwards to scraps, for the vast majority of the game.
His current market valuation isn’t quite that high, but is still a hefty £7.2 million.
That looked a major stretch for much of the early season.
Against Celtic though, his reading of the play and timing in the tackle was supreme.
Time to shineWith Connor Goldson ruled out through injury for a short period, Worrall is near certain to start the upcoming fixtures.
This is his opportunity to pick up where he left off and make himself undroppable.
The Old Firm game revealed that there’s a serious player in there after all.
If he can find consistency during the second half of the season, Rangers will be rock solid at the back.