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.

Worrall racked up 50 Championship appearances for Forest before moving out on loan. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The centre-back mainly flattered to deceive over the first half of the season.

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.
The big centre-back makes his presence felt in a challenge with Anthony Ralston. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Finally, there was evidence to suggest that Forest aren’t completely crazy. That’s for reportedly turning down a colossal bid of  £11.5 million from Burnley, for Worrall’s services last January.
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 shine

It was his finest hour in the Rangers jersey to date. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
With 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.
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